November 09, 2015 (Aigle, Switzerland) – On the basis of the files received by the required deadlines and following their evaluation in collaboration with UCI-appointed auditor EY, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces the registration of the teams listed below in both the first and second divisions for the 2016 season. Included in the UCI Pro Continental Team list is Canadian bike brand sponsored squad Team Bora – Argon 18.
Teams registered as a UCI WorldTeam (1st division):
- AG2R LA MONDIALE
- ASTANA PRO TEAM
- BMC RACING TEAM
- IAM CYCLING
- MOVISTAR TEAM
- ORICA GREENEDGE
- TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN
- TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO
- TEAM SKY
- TREK FACTORY RACING
It should be noted that all the above were already in possession of UCI WorldTour licence for 2016 but were nonetheless required to meet the annual registration criteria. Seven other teams applying for a new UCI WorldTour licence will be heard by the Licence Commission in the coming weeks as part of the normal application process.
With regards to Astana Pro Team, the Licence Commission has rendered its decision after the team’s four-month review period during which it was monitored by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL).
After reading the conclusions of ISSUL’s report, the Commission has found that the team complied with the measures required of it.
A copy of the Licence Commission reasoned decision is available through this link.
Teams registered as a UCI Professional Continental Team (2nd division):
- ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI
- BORA – ARGON 18
- CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS SA
- COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
- DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE KTM
- DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING
- FORTUNEO – VITAL CONCEPT
- FUNVIC SOUL CYCLES – CARREFOUR
- NIPPO – VINI FANTINI
- ONE PRO CYCLING
- ROOMPOT ORANJE PELOTON
- TEAM NOVO NORDISK
- TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE
- UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM
- VERVA ACTIVEJET PRO CYCLING TEAM
- WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT
Six teams applying for UCI Professional Continental status have had their application declined in the first instance and their files have been referred to the Licence Commission in accordance with article 2.16.017.
The UCI will communicate the decisions of the Licence Commission concerning the award of further licences during November and December.