Teams Apply for UCI 2018 Status

It’s that time of year when teams look to make the jump up into Pro Continental and World Tour status or just keep their place in their respective status. American continental teams Rally, Axeon and Hincapie have all followed through on their plans to make the jump up to the Pro Continental level.

Holowesko – Citadel (Hincapie) look to have a new sponsor on board; Arapahoe Resources, which will look to help them make the leap up to Pro Continental status. Hagens Berman has moved their name in front of Axeon making it appear as though the funding will primarily come from them as they move up in status. Rally Cycling looks to hold their same name.

As for the World Tour discipline Cannondale – Drapac have a new and much longer name with Team EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale as they had a late last minute save from their new sponsor to continue forward. The World Tour looks to be once again comprised of 18 teams unless one of the listed teams doesn’t pass the requirements.

2018 UCI WorldTour applicants:

AG2R La Mondiale
Astana Pro Team
Bahrain – Merida
BMC Racing Team
Bora – Hansgrohe
Team Dimension Data
Team EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale
Team Katusha Alpecin
Team Lotto NL – Jumbo
Lotto Soudal
Movistar Team
Orica – Scott
Quick – Step Floors
Team Sky
Team Sunweb
Trek – Segafredo
UAE Team Emirates

2018 Pro Continental applicants:

Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec
Aqua Blue Sport
Bardiani CSF
Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
CCC Sprandi Polkowice
Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Delko Marseille Provence KTM
Direct Energie
Pro Cycling Breizh (Fortuneo – Oscaro)
Gazprom – Rusvelo
Israel – Cycling Academy
Manzana Postobon
Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini
Team Novo Nordisk
Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij
Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise
Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
Veranda’s Willems – Crelan
Wanty – Groupe Gobert
Wb Aqua Protect Veranclassic
Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia
Euskadi Basque Country – Murias
Hagens Berman Axeon
Holowesko | Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources
Rally Cycling
Team Vital Concept

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