Loss of WorldTour licence would be 'horrific' for Dimension Data

Dimension Data's position in the WorldTour is under threat for 2017, as it sits bottom of the team ranking and 18 teams vye for the 17 spots

Dimension Data at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Dimension Data’s team principal Doug Ryder said it would be “horrific” if the squad lost its UCI WorldTour licence next season, due to not collecting enough points in the WorldTour ranking system during the year.

With 18 teams vying for the 17 spots in next year’s WorldTour, the future of the South African team – home to Mark Cavendish and Steve Cummings – is in doubt, as it currently sits bottom of the WorldTour team ranking.

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