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31 UCI Women's teams for 2014

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The 2014 Rabo Liv team

The 2014 Rabo Liv team (Image credit: Rabo Liv Women's Team)
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Specialized - lululemon finished all six riders.

Specialized - lululemon finished all six riders. (Image credit: CJ Farquharson)
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The 2014 Orica-GreenEdge and Orica-AIS team kits

The 2014 Orica-GreenEdge and Orica-AIS team kits (Image credit: Andrew Craig)
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Stage winner, Kirsten Wild (Cervelo Test Team) sits behind the Bigla 'train' with 20km to go

Stage winner, Kirsten Wild (Cervelo Test Team) sits behind the Bigla 'train' with 20km to go (Image credit: CJ Farquharson/

The UCI has announced the registration of 31 women's teams to the professional ranks for the 2014 road season. It also ranked the teams based on the individual UCI points of the top four athletes from each team, and points from the 2013 UCI Road World Championship team time trial to determine automatic invitations for the class 1 events.

The top 20 teams in this ranking earn the right to participate in the UCI Women's Road World Cup, while the top 10 are automatically invited to class 1 (1.1, 2.1) events as do the top five national teams.

The Rabo Liv team of world champion Marianne Vos topped the rankings, with Emma Johansson's Orica-AIS in second. Boels Dolmans, led by Briton Lizzy Armitstead was third, while American squad Specialized-Lululemon was fourth over hitec Products.

The top national teams were the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, the USA and Australia.

The total number of women's teams was down three, from 34 in 2013 to 31. Nine teams went away - most notably the Belgian Sengers Ladies Team, Bourgogne-Pro Dialog from France. The Cyclelive Plus - Zannata and Team merged to form - Zannata, and the Exergy women's team stepped back to the non-UCI ranks.

Among the new teams to the UCI peloton is the UnitedHealthcare women's team, already victorious in the first UCI race of the season, the Tour Femenino de San Luis, won by American Alison Powers, and the Bigla Cycling Team from Switzerland.

2014 UCI Women's 'fictitious' rankings

#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
2Orica – AIS
3Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
4Specialized - Lululemon
5Hitec Products
6Wiggle Honda
7Team Giant–Shimano
8Alé Cipollini
10Astana Bepink Womens Team
11Estado De Mexico Faren
12Lotto Belisol Ladies
13Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
14Bizkaia – Durango
15Bigla Cycling Team
16Servetto Footon
17Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
18S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
19Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
21Vienne Futuroscope
22Vaiano Fondriest
23BTC City Ljubljana
24Futurumshop.Nl – Zannata
25China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling
26Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
27Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro – Duo
28Firefighters Upsala CK
29Tibco / To The Top
30Team Rytger
31No Radunion Vitalogic