Alonso has not applied for WorldTour licence, says Cookson

UCI President Brian Cookson has told Cyclingnews that he has not received a WorldTour application from the prospective Fernando Alonso Cycling Team (FACT), and does not expect that the team will ride in cycling’s top tier in 2015. With the deadline for ProTour applications passing on October 1st Alonso will have to wait another year to apply for a top level licence. However, Cookson still remains positive that we will see them race next season.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.