Saxo-Tinkoff in, Katusha out of UCI WorldTour

rodriguez, contador, spain

The UCI confirmed today the 18 teams that will race with a ProTeam licence in 2013, surprisingly relegating Russian team Katusha at the last minute.

There were four teams waiting to hear which three would receive the licence as speculation mounted that the Saxo-Tinkoff team of Alberto COntador would miss out. The Danish team were alongside Argos-Shimano, FDJ and Lotto-Belisol as the last four teams awaiting a licence.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.