The International Cycling Union (UCI) has today published a fictitious ranking for the UCI Continental Teams registered in 2012, established on the basis of points obtained by the best riders among their current members during the last season (2010-2011).
This fictitious ranking, which reflects the sporting value of the 2012 UCI Continental Teams, establishes which teams will receive automatic invitations to events on their respective Continental Circuits.
The organisers of all the non-European races (class 1 and 2) on the UCI Continental Circuits will be obliged, in accordance with art 2.1.007 bis of the UCI Regulations, to invite the three best teams from their continent (according to the classification mentioned).
As for organisers of class 2 UCI Europe Tour races, they will have to invite the three best European Continental Teams.
The fictitious classification published today should not be confused with the Continental Rankings that are calculated on the 25th of each month.
UCI Continental Teams receiving automatic invitations according to the conditions mentioned above:
UCI Europe Tour
1. CHRISTINA WATCHES â€“ ONFONE / DEN
2. ENDURA RACING / GBR
3. SALCANO - MANISASPOR CYCLING TEAM / TUR
UCI Africa Tour
1. GROUPEMENT SPORTIF PETROLIER ALGERIE / ALG
2. MTN QHUBEKA / RSA
3. TEAM BONITAS / RSA
UCI America Tour
1. FUNVIC â€“ PINDAMONHANGABA / BRA
2. MOVISTAR TEAM / COL
3. EPM â€“ UNE / COL
UCI Asia Tour
1. TABRIZ PETROCHEMICAL TEAM / IRI
2. TERENGGANU CYCLING TEAM / MAS
3. AZAD UNIVERSITY CROSS TEAM / IRI
UCI Oceania Tour
1. TEAM JAYCO â€“ AIS / AUS
2. DRAPAC CYCLING / AUS
3. GENESYS WEALTH ADVISERS / AUS
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