New WorldTour licence applications under scrutiny

Montegenevre, Tour de France 2011, stage 17

Cycle sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has released a list of teams that have so far submitted an application for a top-tier WorldTour licence for 2012.

Eight teams have submitted their applications to the UCI for consideration for a new licence. Ernst & Young will evaluate the applications on behalf of the UCI according to several criteria: budget, sponsorship contracts, a bank guarantee, 10 signed contracts with riders and description of team structure (applicable for new teams only).

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.