BMC Racing Team Extends Contract With Tejay van Garderen

17 January, 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) BMC Racing Team today announced the extension of Tejay van Garderen's contract beyond 2016, on the eve of the UCI WorldTour season. The team recently confirmed the continuation of BMC Switzerland as title sponsor, which secures the future of BMC Racing Team past the 2016 season. BMC Racing Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz said the extension … [Read more...]

Team Astana Granted WorldTour Licence For The 2016 Season

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Paris, Nov 9, 2015 (AFP) - Cycling's world body confirmed on Monday that the doping-tainted Astana team will retain its World Tour licence for the 2016 season. The Kazakh-funded outfit, featuring 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, was one of 11 teams given the green light to compete in the top division next season after meeting the annual registration criteria mandated by the … [Read more...]

Could This Be The Biggest Development To Women’s Cycling

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A new development in the field of women’s cycling it set to put the sport on the map as soon as 2016, reports claim. It has now been announced that next year will see the introduction of a new event named WorldTour. Recently, representatives at the UCI Women’s Teams seminar held in Siena discussed the new changes after the inaugural edition of the Strade Bianche event. The new WorldTour … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Announces 2015 Roster And Hour Record Attempt

The BMC Racing Team formally announced its roster for the 2015 season Wednesday while also revealing that Rohan Dennis will make an attempt at the world hour record in February. Eight Riders New To The Team Runner-up in the 2014 WorldTour standings and winners of the UCI world team time trial championship, the BMC Racing Team won a team-record 30 races for the second straight season. … [Read more...]

UCI Delays Decision On Team Astana WorldTour Licence

AIGLE, Switzerland, Dec 04, 2014 (AFP) - Doping-scandal tainted Astana must wait another week to find out whether the International Cycling Union (UCI) will grant them a World Tour licence for next season. The UCI issued a statement on Thursday in which it confirmed that licences had been granted to eight teams, taking the total of licenced outfits for 2015 up to 16. But Tour de … [Read more...]

Spain’s Team Movistar Is Top Of The 2014 WorldTour Rankings

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PARIS, Oct 14, 2014 (AFP) - Star turns from Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde saw the Spanish cycling outfit Movistar end the WorldTour season as the top ranked team for 2014. The 2014 season was a personal triumph for Movistar's 34-year-old team leader Valverde, who topped the UCI Pro Tour rankings for a third time after previous success in 2006 and 2008. The team's … [Read more...]

The 2014 UCI WorldTour Team List No Surprise

PARIS, Dec 10, 2013 - List of 18 teams qualified for the 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) WorldTour, allowing them automatic entry to the major races on the calendar as well as the three Grand Tours: AG2R La Mondiale (FRA), Belkin (NED), BMC (USA), Cannondale (ITA), FDJ.FR (FRA), Garmin (USA), Omega Pharma-Quick Step (BEL), Katusha (RUS), Tinkoff (DEN), Lotto (BEL), Astana … [Read more...]

Tour of Beijing Amongst Most Watched WorldTour Races

The Tour of Beijing was amongst the most watched UCI WorldTour races in 2012 research by IFM Sports has revealed. Cumulated audiences show that the 2012 Tour of Beijing, which was viewed by 146.41million people, ranked in fourth position sitting behind only the three grand tours – Tour de France (2,378.47million), Giro d’Italia (407.54million) and Vuelta a España (355.80million). The … [Read more...]

Trek Acquires WorldTour License From Leopard SA

(Waterloo, WI USA & Luxembourg) - Trek Bicycle has reached an agreement with Leopard SA to obtain its WorldTour racing license to create a new team debuting in 2014. A named sponsor since the team's inception in 2010, beginning next year Trek will assume ownership of the team. While the new team's organizational chart and roster of athletes has not been completed, Trek will work to conserve a … [Read more...]

Team MTN-Qhubeka Is The First African Team To Start A WorldTour Race

African cycling is taking another step forward. This coming Wednesday, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will take on its first season highlight at the Itallian race Tirreno-Adriatico (March 6-12, UCI WorldTour). This is the first time in the history of international cycling that an African team will start in a WorldTour race, the highest ranking of the UCI. The Professional Continental team will be … [Read more...]