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Registration of UCI WorldTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams for the 2018 season

In accordance with UCI Regulations, and following a full review of the documentation provided based on all criteria for attribution (ethical, financial, administrative and organisational), the following UCI WorldTeams will be registered for 2018 season (team/UCI code/nationality): 

Following decisions of the UCI (art. 2.15.070):
- AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM – FRA)
- ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST – KAZ)
- BMC RACING TEAM (BMC – USA)
- BORA – HANSGROHE (BOH – GER)
- TEAM DIMENSION DATA (DDD – RSA)
- FDJ (FDJ – FRA)
- MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV – ESP)
- ORICA – SCOTT (ORS – AUS)
- BAHRAIN – MERIDA (TBM – BRN)
- TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (TKA – SUI)
- TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO (TLJ – NED)
- TEAM SKY (SKY – GBR)
- TEAM SUNWEB (SUN – GER)
- TREK – SEGAFREDO (TFS – USA)

Following decisions of the Licence Commission (art. 2.15.071):
- TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST - DRAPAC P/B CANNONDALE (EFD – USA)
- LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS – BEL)
- QUICK – STEP FLOORS (QST – BEL)
- UAE TEAM EMIRATES (UAD – UAE)

In accordance with the UCI Regulations and following a full review of all criteria for attribution (ethical, financial and administrative), the following UCI Professional Continental teams have been registered for the 2018 season (team/UCI code/nationality):

Following decisions of the UCI (art. 2.16.016):
- ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC (ANS – ITA)
- BARDIANI CSF (BRD – ITA)
- CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA (CJR – ESP)
- COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS (COF – FRA)
- DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE KTM (DMP – FRA)
- PRO CYCLING BREIZH (FORTUNEO – OSCARO) (FST – FRA)
- GAZPROM – RUSVELO (GAZ – RUS)
- MANZANA POSTOBON TEAM (MZN – COL)
- NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – EUROPA OVINI (NIP – ITA)
- SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE (SVB – BEL)
- TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN – USA)
- UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM (UHC – USA)
- VERANDA'S WILLEMS CRELAN (VWC – BEL)
- WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT (WGG – BEL)
- WB AQUA PROTECT VERANCLASSIC (WVA – BEL)

New teams:

- BURGOS BH (BBH – ESP)
- EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY – MURIAS (EUS – ESP)
- HAGENS BERMAN AXEON (HBA – USA)
- HOLOWESKO | CITADEL P/B ARAPAHOE RESOURCES (HCA – USA)
- RALLY CYCLING (RLY – USA)
- VITAL CONCEPT CLUB (VCC – FRA)

Following decisions of the Licence Commission (art. 2.16.017):

- CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE (CCC – POL)
- DIRECT ENERGIE (TDE – FRA)
- ISRAEL – CYCLING ACADEMY (ICA – ISR)
- ROOMPOT – NEDERLANDSE LOTERIJ (RNL – NED)
- WILIER TRIESTINA – SELLE ITALIA (WIL – ITA)

Team AQUA BLUE SPORT (ABS – IRL) is still under review by the Licence Commission. The UCI will make an announcement in due course.

There are 18 UCI WorldTeams registered and, to date, 26 UCI Professional Continental teams.

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