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Decisions of the Licence Commission for the 2017 season

Decisions of the Licence Commission for the 2017 season

Press Release

25 November 2016 - In accordance with the UCI Regulations and following a full review of all criteria for attribution (administrative, ethical, financial and sporting), the Licence Commission has decided to grant a UCI WorldTour licence for a period of two years to the following teams (team/UCI code/nationality):

  • AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM – FRA)
  • ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST – KAZ)
  • BMC RACING TEAM (BMC – USA)
  • BORA – HANSGROHE (BOH – GER)
  • CANNONDALE DRAPAC PRO CYCLING TEAM (CDT – USA)
  • TEAM DIMENSION DATA (DDD – RSA)
  • QUICK - STEP FLOORS (QST – BEL)
  • FDJ (FDJ – FRA)
  • LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS – BEL)
  • MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV – ESP)
  • ORICA – BIKEEXCHANGE (OBE – AUS)
  • BAHRAIN-MERIDA (TBM – BRN)
  • TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (KAT – SUI)
  • TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO (TLJ – NED)
  • TEAM SKY (SKY – GBR)
  • TEAM SUNWEB (SUN – GER)
  • TREK SEGAFREDO (TFS – USA)

Team TJ SPORT (TJS – CHN) applying for UCI WorldTeam status is still under review by the Licence Commission.

Teams registered as a UCI Professional Continental Team (2nd division) for 2017 are the following (team/UCI code/nationality):

  • AQUA BLUE SPORT (ABS – IRL)
  • BARDIANI CSF (BAR – ITA)
  • CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA (CJR – ESP)
  • CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE (CCC – POL)
  • COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS (COF – FRA)
  • DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE KTM (DMP – FRA)
  • DIRECT ENERGIE (DEN – FRA)
  • FORTUNEO – VITAL CONCEPT (FVC – FRA)
  • GAZPROM – RUSVELO (GAZ – RUS)
  • ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY (ICA – ISR)
  • MANZANA POSTOBON (MZN – COL)
  • NIPPO – VINI FANTINI (NIP – ITA)
  • ROOMPOT – NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ (RNL – NED)
  • SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE (SVB – BEL)
  • TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN – USA)
  • UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM (UHC – USA)
  • VERANDA'S WILLEMS CRELAN (VWC – BEL)
  • WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT (WGG – BEL)
  • WB VERANCLASSIC AQUA PROTECT (WVA – BEL)
  • WILIER TRIESTINA (WIL – ITA)

Teams ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (AND – ITA) and VERVA ACTIVEJET PRO CYCLING TEAM (VAT – POL) are still under review by the Licence Commission.

The registration procedure of team SOUL BRASIL PRO CYCLING TEAM (SOU – BRA) has been provisionally suspended following the referral of the team to the UCI Disciplinary Commission (see press release of 16 November 2016).

For those teams still under review, the UCI will make an announcement in due course.

UCI President Brian Cookson said: “This is an exciting time and I am really looking forward to the arrival of new partners on the 2017 UCI WorldTour. The confidence shown by both new and existing sponsors confirms the growing interest in men’s professional road cycling’s major competition. With new teams and a global calendar enhanced with new races, the forthcoming season promises to be more exciting than ever.

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