Last Thursday (19), through social networks and official websites, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) shared an extensive list with the various teams that requested and obtained the license to participate in the WorldTour and Pro Team competitions of the next year.
For the men’s category, the report states that 18 teams requested to renew their contract with the WorldTour and 17 teams requested to register as a Pro Team. The women’s team had a greater number of registrations with 16 teams requesting a license to compete in the UCI Women’s WorldTour.
Apparently, in general, the teams were divided according to 2023, with the confirmation that Jumbo-Visma and Soudal-QuickStep will remain apart with separate titles. The teams Human Powered Health, from the United States, and Bolton Equities Black Spoke, from New Zealand, due to a lack of sponsors, were unable to remain on the published list.
Since the beginning of the year, the UCI announced that competition rules would be stricter and in order to request and renew licenses, it was necessary to include information on sponsors, budgets, bank guarantees, athletes’ contracts and team structure. After sending the documents, the institution will carry out an evaluation that will authorize the teams to remain, which will be announced in December 2023.
According to the rules written in the UCI documents, the men’s and women’s teams can renew or terminate contracts with athletes so that the rosters for the WorldTour and Pro Team can be complete.