UCI awards three Professional Continental Team licenses

The International Cycling Union (UCI) granted three teams, Spain's Murcia-Contentpolis AMPO, Ireland's LPR Brakes and San Marino's Amica Chips-Knauf, Professional Continental Team licenses for the 2009 season. The applications of these teams had initially been considered incomplete by the UCI. The teams appealed to the UCI Management Committee and on the basis of the additional information provided by the teams the Management Committee has decided to approve the teams' registration.

These three teams join the 18 already registered as Professional Continental Teams which includes Elk Haus (Aut), Vorarlberg-Corratec (Aut), Landbouwkrediet-Colnago (Bel), Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator (Bel), PSK Whirlpool-Author (Cze), Andalucía Cajasur (Spa), Xacobeo Galicia (Spa), Agritubel (Fra), Barloworld (GBr), Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce (Irl), CSF Group-Navigare (Irl), Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo (Ita), ISD (Ita), Skil-Shimano (Ned), Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team (Ned), Cervélo Test Team (Swi), BMC (USA) and Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli (Ven).

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.