UCI confirms WorldTour and Women's WorldTour licences for 2020

Eight teams will form the new set of Women's WorldTour squads

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The UCI has confirmed the teams that will be granted WorldTour and Women's WorldTour licences for the 2020 season.

This is the first time the UCI has awarded licences for the women's peloton, previously only classing events as the WorldTour. Seven teams out a maximum of eight have been awarded licences for 2020 to 2023, and will be obliged to feature in all the 22 races on the WorldTour calendar, which starts with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in February and ends with the Tour of Guangxi in October.

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Richard Windsor

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