Dan Lloyd

The British-registered Pedaltech team that was sponsored by DFL in 2007, has been forced to downgrade the size of the team for 2008 after the UCI refused to give the team a Professional Continental licence.

The UCI awarded Professional Continental licences to 21 teams for 2008 but Pedaltech were refused because their application was incomplete. The team made an appeal and held talks with the UCI before Christmas but were again refused a licence. Under UCI rules the team will now have to apply for a Continental licence via British Cycling.

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