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The UCI released a comprehensive list of teams that have applied for men’s and women’s WorldTour spots, along with the squads that have so far made the grade for prospective ProTeam licenses in 2023.
In total 51 teams have so far applied for licenses from the sport’s governing body. The UCI confirmed that 13 women’s teams have applied for the continuation of their WorldTour status, with three additional Continental teams looking to step up.
At the same time, 21 men’s teams have applied for three-year WorldTour licenses, while 14 teams have applied for men’s ProTour status.
Missing from the ProTour list are Human Powered Health, Androni Drone Hopper, and B&B Hotels. The latter French squad has been heavily linked with Mark Cavendish for next season, with the British sprinter out of contract at QuickStep.
Reports circulated earlier this week that Cavendish had signed a one-year deal with the French team, with the option of a second. The team quickly denied the reports, telling VeloNews : “We will make no comment on what came out today in Ouest-France, except denying all this information. We will unveil every detail about the team’s future on October 26th.”
The team did state to VeloNews that they had provided the required paperwork needed for the UCI bank guarantee.Being omitted from the initial list of teams provided by the UCI can be down […]