September 13, 2016 – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Association Internationale des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP) have agreed on a number of adjustments to the 2016 UCI Road World Championships Men’s Team Time Trial format, ensuring a maximum of UCI WorldTeams will take part in the event to be held in just a few weeks in Doha, Qatar.
Acknowledging teams’ concerns raised by the AIGCP, the UCI has opted for a non-compulsory format for UCI WorldTeams. As a result, no UCI WorldTour points will be awarded, bringing the Men’s Team Time Trial event in line with the rest of the UCI Road World Championship events.
It was also agreed that the model of the event shall be revised for future editions in collaboration with the AIGCP.
Following this agreement, the UCI and AIGCP confirm that the following teams will participate in this year’s Men’s Team Time Trial: AG2R La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, BMC Racing Team, Etixx – Quick Step, Movistar Team, Orica-Bikeexchange, Team Giant – Alpecin, Team Katusha, Team Lotto NL – Jumbo and Team Sky. More teams are expected to confirm their participation in the days to come.