UCI announces 2011 ProTeams early

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The International Cycling Union (UCI) made a pre-emptive strike this afternoon, announcing the ProTeam, first division teams for 2011 two weeks early. Sky made the list of 18 teams, but Geox and Cofidis were excluded and will race in the second division.

"As the Licence Commission refused their licence requests," read the UCI's press release, "the Geox-TMC and Cofidis teams will be automatically registered as UCI Professional Continental Teams."

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