The UCI has registered 17 teams for 2010, including Astana, however this does not guarantee the team will receive a renewed ProTour license.
The registration is separate from the licensing, and is more aligned with a team having filed the appropriate paperwork.Ã‚Â Astana has an uphill battle to receive their license.Ã‚Â The UCI is requiring them to obtain a bank guarantee in order to move forward, a requirement intended to prevent the fiasco the team encountered this year when it was unable to pay its riders’ salaries for an extended period of time.
Despite this, VeloNews is reporting that Oscar Pereiro has stated he’ll be racing for Astana in 2010, but there is no official word from the team yet.Ã‚Â He has also received offers from Xacobeo-Galicia and Quick Step, but told Radio Galega he signed an agreement with Astana for one year, adding “It’s going to be an important team.”
Pereiro and Caisse dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Epargne parted ways mid-year after Periero was unable to finish the Tour de France and didn’t start the Vuelta a EspaÃƒÂ±a as planned.
Hit ‘more’ to see the current 17 teams registered with the UCI…
TeamÃ‚Â -Ã‚Â Country of RegistrationÃ‚Â -Ã‚Â License Expiration
Ag2r La MondialeÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (FRA)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2012
AstanaÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (KAZ)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Caisse dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢EpargneÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (ESP)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Euskaltel-EuskadiÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (ESP)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Footon-ServettoÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (ESP)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
FranÃƒÂ§aise des JeuxÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (FRA)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Garmin-SlipstreamÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (USA)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2012
Liquigas-DoimoÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (ITA)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Omega Pharma-LottoÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (BEL)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2011
Quick StepÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (BEL)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2011
RabobankÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (NED)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2012
Saxo BankÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (DEN)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2011
Team Columbia-HTCÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (USA)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Team KatushaÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (RUS)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2011
Team MilramÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (GER)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2010
Team RadioShackÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (USA)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2013
Team SkyÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (GBR)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 2013
Photo: Caisse d’Epargne