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UCI announces women's pro teams

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Cycling News
Published:
January 11, 2013, 20:45 GMT,
Updated:
January 11, 2013, 20:44 GMT
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First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, January 12, 2013
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Changes for 2013 include 'fictitious rankings'

The UCI today announced a list of 33 women's teams registered as professional squads for 2013. For the first time, it also will require invitations for the top 20 teams to the World Cup events. Previously, those races were obligated to accept the top 15 pro teams plus the top five national teams.

The top five nations of the 2012 UCI rankings - The Netherlands, Germany, United States, Italy and Great Britain - will still be automatically invited to 1.1 and 2.1 events for 2013 along with the top 10 of the fictitious rankings.

The UCI will also roll out the new 2.HC ranking for women's stage races. The new rules for the three races granted 2.HC status will require the top 15 teams in the fictitious rankings to be invited.

Only three races have been given 2.HC status: The Exergy Tour, Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen and Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile - Memorial Michela Fanini.

The 'fictitious rankings' were calculated using the individual UCI points of the top four athletes from each team, plus the UCI points won at the 2012 UCI road world championships team time trial.

World and Olympic champion Marianne Vos and her Rabo Women's team lead the rankings, with Specialized-lululemon and Orica-AIS in second and third.

The American Optum and Tibco women's team made the top 15, but Exergy-Twenty16 landed outside the top 20 after the retirement of Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong.

2013 UCI women's fictitious rankings

1 Rabo Women Cycling Team 2879  pts
2 Specialized - Lululemon 2417  
3 Orica - AIS 1546.75  
4 Hitec Products UCK 1097  
5 Pasta Zara - Cogeas 871  
6 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 817.75  
7 RusVelo 801.25  
8 MCipollini Giordana 771.1  
9 Bepink 767  
10 Lotto Belisol Ladies 639.5  
11 Team Argos - Shimano 632  
12 Wiggle Honda 628  
13 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 622.34  
14 Team Tibco - To The Top 619.17  
15 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 453.67  
16 Faren - Let's Go Finland Team 337.67  
17 S.C. Michela Fanini - Rox 281  
18 Vaiano Fondriest 276  
19 China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 181  
20 Team Polaris 179  
21 GSD Gestion - Kallisto 174  
22 Exergy Twenty16 170  
23 Vienne Futuroscope 168  
24 Bizkaia - Durango 99  
25 Topsport Vlaaderen - Bioracer 87  
26 Cyclelive Plus - Zannata 71.25  
27 Lointek 54  
28 Cramo Go:Green 44.5  
29 Team Pratomagno Women 12.25  
30 Squadra Scappatella 10  
31 Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 6  
  Bourgogne – Pro Dialog 0  
  Servetto Footon 0  

 

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