After Venezuelan climber Jose' Rujano stormed the Giro d'Italia podium last week, the question...
After Venezuelan climber Jose' Rujano stormed the Giro d'Italia podium last week, the question everyone was asking was, how could Selle Italia-Colombia, a Continental pro team, hope to hang on to a rider who was bound to attract offers from ProTour squads?
The team's answer is simple: become a ProTour squad. To that end, Selle Italia-Colombia has announced that it has applied to the UCI to be issued a ProTour license.
According to a team announcement, the application is part of a larger plan for the team which will allow it to build a strong team around Rujano for stage races, and put an Italian rider at the helm for one-day races.
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