The UCI announced the list of teams who have applied for WorldTeam, Women’s WorldTeam and ProTeam licenses for the coming season, revealing three new applicants for the top tier for women and four teams hoping to join the ProTeam ranks.
Continental squad AG Insurance-NXTG have applied for a top-tier license as announced in July. Their application is listed under AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step, reflecting their relationship with Patrick Lefevere’s WorldTeam .
Ceratizit-WNT will finally step to the top after being one of the top 15 teams of the past three years, while the Ciclismo Mundial team, who raced as Planta-Pura this season, are the third team looking to move into the WorldTour.
As reported previously on Cyclingnews , the Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad have applied as Israel-Premier Tech Roland , as the men’s WorldTour sponsors from the past three seasons will move into a more prominent role in 2023.
Human Powered Health, who have a current Women’s WorldTeam and men’s ProTeam, were not listed on the press release by the UCI, but the team told Cyclingnews that this is due to a delay in their application.
"This is due to an administrative delay with the bank in charge of our team guarantee. We changed banks this year, and it took them a little longer to get off the start line with this than we hoped," a team spokesperson said.
"Human Powered Health’s funding for 2023 is all in place, and we are busy building towards an exciting new season as the guarantee is processed."This year’s […]