UAE Team Emirates confirm takeover of Alè BTC Ljubljana women's team

FRAUENFELD SWITZERLAND JUNE 06 Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Ale Btc Ljubljana Team stage winner celebrates at arrival during the 1st Tour de Suisse Women 2021 Stage 2 a 98km stage from Frauenfeld to Frauenfeld tourdesuisse tds tdswomen on June 06 2021 in Frauenfeld Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Marta Bastianelli is one of the Ale BTC team's key riders (Image credit: Getty Images)

UAE Team Emirates have announced they will have a women’s team in 2022 and will acquire the WorldTour licence of the Alè BTC Ljubljana team.

Cyclingnews reported on Saturday that UAE Team Emirates would take over the Alè BTC Ljubljana team to ensure they add a women’s WorldTour squad to their men’s team led by Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar

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Stephen Farrand
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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.