Women’s first division road teams and men’s first and second division road teams wishing to be registered for the 2023 season must submit their registration file to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI then assesses, with external financial auditor PwC, whether the teams are in compliance with the UCI Regulations.
The UCI is now publishing the list of teams that have submitted the essential documents (as stipulated in articles 2.13.087, 2.15.069bis et 2.16.014bis) with a view to their registration for 2023.
A total of 51 teams have submitted these documents with a view to registration in 2023:
13 women's teams wish to renew their UCI Women’s WorldTeam status for the last year of the four-year licence period;
moreover, in compliance with the provisions of article 2.13.032 of the UCI Regulations:
3 UCI Women’s Continental Teams have applied for a UCI Women’s WorldTeam licence and for registration as a UCI Women’s WorldTeam; this would bring the number of UCI Women’s WorldTeams to 15 for the 2023 season that will conclude the first licensing cycle for UCI Women’s WorldTeams;
21 men’s teams wish to obtain a new three-year licence and be registered with UCI WorldTeam status;
14 men’s teams are applying for registration as UCI ProTeam.
For the sake of clarity, the UCI issues a reminder that any applicant teams that have not submitted the essential documents by 17 October and are not included in the lists below still have the possibility to regularise their situation up until the end of the registration procedure.
Decisions on the award of the 18 UCI WorldTour licences and the remaining UCI Women’s WorldTour licence(s) are the exclusive responsibility of the Licence Commission (art. 2.13.031 and 2.15.201 of the UCI Regulations). This Commission will make its decisions in the first half of December after evaluating the candidate teams' files on the basis of all five required criteria - sporting, administrative, ethical, financial and organisational – the totality of which must be fulfilled (art. 2.13.035 and 2.15.011).
In view of the above, the UCI will not be able to disclose the list of teams holding a UCI WorldTour and UCI Women's WorldTour licence in 2023 until the registration process for these teams has been completed. The UCI will issue a press release on this subject when the decisions of the Licence Commission have been communicated to the teams in December.
Women’s teams applying for registration as a UCI Women’s WorldTeam (that have submitted the essential documents):
CANYON // SRAM RACING
EF EDUCATION - TIBCO - SVB
FDJ - SUEZ
ISRAEL PREMIER TECH ROLAND
LIV RACING XSTRA
MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN
TEAM JUMBO - VISMA
TEAM SD WORX
TREK – SEGAFREDO
UAE TEAM ADQ
UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM.
Women’s teams applying for a UCI Women’s WorldTour licence and registration as a UCI Women’s WorldTeam (that have submitted the essential documents):
AG INSURANCE - SOUDAL QUICK-STEP TEAM
CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM
TEAM CICLISMO MUNDIAL.
Men’s teams applying for registration as a UCI WorldTeam (that have submitted the essential documents):
AG2R CITROEN TEAM
ALPECIN - DECEUNINCK
ASTANA QAZAQSTAN TEAM
BORA – HANSGROHE
EF EDUCATION – EASYPOST
GROUPAMA – FDJ
ISRAEL - PREMIERTECH
TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC
TREK - SEGAFREDO
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM.
Men’s teams applying for registration as a UCI ProTeam (that have submitted the essential documents):
BOLTON EQUITIES BLACK SPOKE
BURGOS - BH
EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM
EQUIPO KERN PHARMA
EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI
Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM
TEAM FLANDERS – BALOISE
TEAM NOVO NORDISK
TUDOR PRO CYCLING TEAM.