UCI confirms Women's WorldTour expansion to 14 teams for 2022

FELIXSTOWE ENGLAND OCTOBER 09 LR Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Valcar Travel Service Lauren Stephens of United States and Team TIBCO Silicon Valley Bank Ane Santesteban Gonzalez of Spain and Team BikeExchange and Amy Pieters of Netherlands lead the peloton passing through Glemsford Village in Suffolk during the 7th The Womens Tour 2021 Stage 6 a 160km stage from Haverhill to Felixstowe thewomenstour UCIWWT on October 09 2021 in Felixstowe England Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
The Women's WorldTour peloton at the 2021 Women's Tour (Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Six teams have been granted Women's WorldTour licences by the UCI for the 2022 season as the top division of women's cycling expands from nine to 14 teams for next year.

The UCI License Commission has granted Jumbo-Visma, EF Education-Tibco-SVB, Human Powered Health (formerly Rally Cycling), Roland Cogeas Edelweiss, and the newly established Uno-X team licenses for 2022.

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