November 03, 2011 (Aigle, Switzerland) – On the basis of the files received by the required deadlines and following their evaluation in collaboration with UCI-appointed auditors Ernst & Young, the UCI today proceeded with the registration of the teams listed below in either the first or second divisions for the 2012 season.
It should be noted that to date, only first division teams with continuing licences which meet the required sporting, ethical, financial and administrative criteria as well as teams seeking to be registered in the second division which have provided files considered to be in compliance, in accordance with ethical, financial and administrative criteria, have been registered by the UCI.
The new teams (GreenEdge Cycling Team, Lotto Cycling Project) along with the ProTeams which have asked for a licence renewal (Saxo Bank Sungard, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team, Katusha Team), as well as teams from the second division (Geox – TMC, FDJ, Team Europcar) and also those which are ranked between 16th and 20th in the ranking of sporting values (AG2R La Mondiale, Euskaltel – Euskadi) will automatically be called before the Licence Commission.
The teams Vacansoleil – DCM Pro Cycling Team and RadioShack-Nissan will also be heard by the Licence Commission in accordance with article 2.15.071 of the regulations.
Shortly after November 20th, the UCI will communicate a first series of decisions of the Licence Commission concerning the awarding of first division licences and registration in first or second division.
The final decisions of the Licence Commission will be communicated on December 10th.
UCI ProTeams (first division)
– Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
– BMC Racing Team (USA)
– Garmin-Cervélo (USA)
– Lampre – ISD (Ita)
– Liquigas – Cannondale (Ita)
– Movistar Team (Spa)
– Rabobank (Ned)
– Sky Procycling (GBR)
UCI Professionnel Continental Teams (second division)
– Accent Jobs – Willems Veranda’s (Bel)
– Androni Giocattoli (Ita)
– Acqua & Sapone (Ita)
– Bretagne – Schuller (Fra)
– Caja Rural (Spa)
– Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne (Fra)
– Colnago – CSF Inox (Irl)
– Colombia – Coldeportes (Col)
– Landbouwkrediet (Bel)
– Project 1t4i (Ned)
– Saur – Sojasun (Fra)
– Spidertech powered by C10 (Can)
– Team Netapp (Ger)
– Topsport Vlaanderen – Mercator (Bel)
– UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team (USA)