Posted by Editoress on 01/24/14
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has registered 31 UCI Women's Teams for the 2014 road season.
A first provisional team ranking was established on January 10th, taking into account the individual UCI points of the four best athletes from each team, as well as the UCI points won at the 2013 Road World Championships team time trial.
On the basis of this ranking, the best teams will automatically be invited to participate in the major events on the calendar, in line with articles 2.1.007bis and 2.14.004 of the UCI Regulations:
1. The top 20 teams of the "provisional ranking" will automatically be invited to participate in the UCI Women Road World Cup events.
2. The top 10 teams of the "provisional ranking" will automatically be invited to participate in Class 1 events.
Moreover, the top five nations of the 2013 UCI nation's ranking will automatically be invited to participate in Class 1 events in 2014. These nations are the following: the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, the United States, and Australia.
2014 (Provisional Ranking)
Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team (Netherlands) 2352.25 Points
Orica - AIS (Australia) 1858.5
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (Netherlands) 1619.75
Specialized - lululemon (United States) 1261
Hitec Products (Norway) 1124.83
Wiggle Honda (Great Britain) 1044.5
Team Giant-Shimano (Netherlands) 978.75
Ale Cipollini (Italy) 809.25
RusVelo (Russia) 776.5
Astana Bepink Womens Team (Italy) 733
Estado De Mexico Faren (Mexico) 470.08
Lotto Belisol Ladies (Belgium) 432
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies (United States) 359
Bizkaia - Durango (Spain) 307.5
Bigla Cycling Team (Switzerland) 245
Servetto Footon (Italy) 221
Top Girls Fassa Bortolo (Italy) 180.60
S.C. Michela Fanini Rox (Italy) 174
Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team (United States) 168
Lointek (Spain) 112
Vienne Futuroscope (France) 91
Vaiano Fondriest (Italy) 75
Btc City Ljubljana (Slovenia) 74
Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata (Netherlands) 71.25
China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling (Hong Kong) 70
Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team (Netherlands) 67
Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo (Belgium) 66.25
Firefighters Upsala Ck (Sweden) 45
TIBCO / To The Top (USA) 41.5
Team Rytger (Denmark) 33
No Radunion Vitalogic (Austria) 5
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