The UCI has announced a significant increase in registered women's teams for the 2007 season as well as a solid increase in the number of Continental teams. The governing body of world cycling revealed in a press note overnight that women's team registrations have skyrocketed from 28 last year to 42 for the forthcoming season, representing an impressive 50 per cent increase in just 12-months.
The increase in women's teams has been largely underpinned by an increase of teams from the Americas, with the United States increasing its number of registrations by four while Salvador also added a new squad. Canada and Russia's national federations have also confirmed new outfits while Poland has two new women's teams for 2007.
Continental teams are also on the rise, with 10 new teams this year taking the total to 135, an eight per cent increase from last season. The announcement comes as the UCI Road Commission finalised the registration of both women's and Continental teams for the upcoming season.
For a full list of UCI registered teams see Cyclingnews'2007 Teams Database.