As part of the reform of women’s road cycling and its professionalisation, UCI Women’s WorldTour licences are being granted for the first time ever. In accordance with the UCI Regulations (art. 2.13.028 ff), and after a complete review of the files received according to all the criteria for attribution (ethical, financial, administrative), the UCI Licence Commission has decided to award UCI Women’s WorldTour licences for the period 2020 – 2023, subject to compliance with the provisions for annual registration during the period, to the following teams [team name (UCI code – Nationality)]:

ALE’ BTC LJUBLJANA (ALE – ITA)
CANYON / /SRAM RACING (CSR – GER)
CCC – LIV (CCC – POL)
FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE (FDJ – FRA)
MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN (MOV – ESP)
TEAM SUNWEB (SUN – GER)
TREK – SEGAFREDO (TFS – USA).

According to article 2.13.056 of the UCI Regulations, these teams are registered as UCI Women’s WorldTeams for the 2020 season. The UCI Licence Commission is still evaluating the application file of MITCHELTON SCOTT (MTS – AUS) and a decision will be issued as soon as possible.

The maximum number of licenses that can be awarded (eight) according to the provisions of article 2.13.032 al.2 of UCI Regulations has been reached. The UCI is delighted to witness the development of women’s cycling at the highest level.

UCI WorldTeams

Concerning the attribution of UCI WorldTour licences for the period 2020-2022, and following a full review of the documentation received based on all criteria for attribution (ethical, financial, administrative, organisational and sporting), and in accordance with the UCI Regulations (art. 2.15.011), the UCI Licence Commission has decided to award UCI WorldTour licences, subject to compliance with the provisions for annual registration during the period, to the following teams [team name (UCI code – Nationality)]:

AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM – FRA)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST – KAZ)
BAHRAIN – MCLAREN (TBM – BRN)
BORA – HANSGROHE (BOH – GER)
CCC TEAM (CCC – POL)
COFIDIS (COF – FRA) – new UCI WorldTeam
DECEUNINCK – QUICK – STEP (DQT – BEL)
EF EDUCATION FIRST (EF1 – USA)
GROUPAMA – FDJ (GFC – FRA)
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY (ICA – ISR)
LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS – BEL)
MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV – ESP)
NTT PRO CYCLING TEAM (NTT – RSA)
TEAM INEOS (INS – GBR)
TEAM JUMBO – VISMA (TJV – NED)
TEAM SUNWEB (SUN – GER)
TREK – SEGAFREDO (TFS – USA)
UAE TEAM EMIRATES (UAD – UAE).

The file of the UCI WorldTeam MITCHELTON – SCOTT (MTS – AUS) is still being evaluated by the UCI Licence Commission, and a decision will be issued as soon as possible.

UCI ProTeams

In accordance with the UCI Regulations and following a full review of the documentation received based on all criteria for attribution (ethical, financial, administrative), the UCI has decided (art. 2.16.016 and 2.15.026a) to register the following UCI ProTeams, which had submitted a complete file by 1 November for the 2020 season [team name (UCI code – Nationality)]:

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC (ANS – ITA)
BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE’ (BCF – ITA)
CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA (CJR – ESP)
CIRCUS – WANTY GOBERT (CWG – BEL)
FUNDACION – ORBEA (FOR – ESP) – new UCI ProTeam
GAZPROM – RUSVELO (GAZ – RUS)
RALLY CYCLING (RLY – USA)
RIWAL READYNEZ CYCLING TEAM (RIW – DEN)
SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE (SVB – BEL)
TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC (ARK – FRA)
TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN – USA)
TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE (TDE – FRA)
UNO – X NORWEGIAN DEVELOPMENT TEAM (UXT – NOR) – new UCI ProTeam.

Furthermore, following the transfer by the UCI to the UCI Licence Commission of the files of the UCI ProTeams that were incomplete on 1 November (art. 2.16.016) the UCI Licence Commission has decided to register the following UCI ProTeams [team name (UCI code – Nationality)]:

B&B HOTELS – VITAL CONCEPT (VCB – FRA)
BURGOS – BH (BBH – ESP)
CORONDON (COC – BEL)
NIPPO DELKO PROVENCE (NDP – FRA)
VINO ZABU’ KTM (tbc – ITA)

The file of the UCI ProTeam BINGOL – WB (tbc – BEL) is still being evaluated by the UCI Licence Commission, and a decision will be issued as soon as possible.

According to article 2.1.007bis and for the first time from next season, the UCI ProTeam TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE, first UCI ProTeam of the UCI World Ranking by teams as of the last day of the 2019 season, must be imperatively invited to all UCI WorldTour events. In addition, the UCI ProTeam CIRCUS – WANTY GOBERT, in second place of this ranking, must be invited to all UCI Classics Series events. At the end of the 2020 season, the mandatory invitations will be reattributed according to the UCI World Ranking by teams as of the last day of the 2020 season.