02 November 2010

UCI's 2010 Team Rankings

Only 18 ProTeams will be Licensed
The UCI released the ranking of the current professional cycling teams. UCI team rankings are calculated on the results in 2009 and 2010 of the squad's top 15 riders. The top 15 teams listed below are almost assured of a license. The teams in position 16-20 remain in battle for 3 remaining spots.

Along with new team names, sponsors, and contracts, the majority of the reshuffling of riders has been completed for the 2011 race season. To view a list of Riders on each of the new 2011 professional cycling teams, please read my earlier post at: Who's Who in Cycling Wednesday, October 6, 2010,  New ProTeams for 2011 - where is everybody?
1 Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project (ProTeam Licensed)
2 Rabobank Cycling Team (ProTeam Licensed)
3 Garmin-Cervélo (ProTeam Licensed)
4 HTC-Highroad (ProTeam Licensed)
5 Omega Pharma-Lotto (ProTeam Licensed)
6 Lampre-ISD (ProTeam Licensed)
7 Katusha (ProTeam Licensed)
8 Sky ProCycling (ProTeam Licensed)
9 Liquigas-Cannondale (ProTeam Licensed)
10 Saxo Bank SunGard (ProTeam Licensed)
11 Team RadioShack (ProTeam Licensed)
12 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (ProTeam Licensed)
13 Pro Team Astana (ProTeam Licensed)
14 Movistar Team (ProTeam Licensed)
15 BMC Racing Team (ProTeam Licensed)
16 Euskaltel-Euskadi (ProTeam Licensed)
17 QuickStep Cycling Team (ProTeam Licensed)
18 AG2R (ProTeam Licensed)
19 Geox-TMC - Not a ProTeam (Professional Continental License)
20 Cofidis Le Crédit en ligne - Not a ProTeam (Professional Continental License)

21 FDJ (Professional Continental License)
22 Saur-Sojasun (Professional Continental License)
23Skil-Shimano (Professional Continental License)
24 Acqua e Sapone
25 Colnago-CSF Inox (Professional Continental License)
26 Europcar (Continental License)
27 Androni Giocattoli (Professional Continental License)
28 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator (Professional Continental License)
29 Veranda's Willems-Accent
30 Team Type 1 (Professional Continental License)
31 CCC Polsat Polkowice
32 Bretagne-Schuller (Professional Continental License)
33 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli (Professional Continental License)
34 Landbouwkrediet (Professional Continental License)
35 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling (Professional Continental License)
36 Team Netapp
37 Team SpiderTech powered by C10
38 Caja Rural (Professional Continental License)
39 Colombia Es Pasion-Café de Colombia
40 De Rosa-Ceramica Flamina
41 Andalucia Caja Granada

Post post update: 11/22/10, UCI announce 18 ProTeams for 2011
Post post update: 12/20/10, Pegasus Sports (denied UCI license) 
List of UCI Pro Teams and Rider Rosters for 2011