Androni Giocattoli among three squads not on list for UCI ProTeam status in 2022

Riders from Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec and Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team in breakaway during Tirreno-Adriatico
Riders from Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec and Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team in breakaway during Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

A total of 18 men’s teams have applied with the UCI to renew their WorldTeam status for 2022, the UCI announced Tuesday. This is one fewer than 2021 reflecting the absence of Qhubeka NextHash, which was expected with the team experiencing financial problems and missing the UCI’s October 15 deadline to submit an application. 

Among the WorldTeam squads, three confirmed new names due to changes in partnerships: Astana-Premier Tech will be Astana Qazaqstan Team, Deceuninck-Quickstep will be QuickStep-AlphaVinyl Team and Team BikeExchange will go by Team BikeExchange-Jayco.

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