granted Continental Pro licence

The UCI yesterday granted the team a Continental pro team licence, the equivalent of the old Division II licence under he UCI's new ProTour-based structure, according to

"We have been told by the UCI that everything is present and correct," said team manager Hilaire Van Der Schueren. "From today I can get on with my real job as manager and directeur sportif."

Van Der Schueren said that his team's application had been help up by problems with the wording of documents accompanying the bank guarantee that teams must lodge with the UCI to show they are able to pay riders. "After we filled the forms in again, everything was in tiptop order," he said.

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