The International Cycling Union (UCI) has named the teams that have applied for WorldTour licences for the 2015 season.
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Cycling Central

7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:34 PM

The merger of Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale has resulted in 17 teams applying for the 18 WorldTour licences.

Ten teams already have their licence secured for 2015, with the remaining seven seeking approval from the UCI.

Nineteen teams have applied for Professional Contintental Status, with Cult Energy Pro Cycling, Nippo-Vini Fantini and Roompot Orange Cycling Team each applying for the first time.

The applications will now undergo an in-depth evaluation with the process for successful teams to be completed by 3 November.

UCI WorldTeams in possession of a UCI WorldTour licence for 2015:

- AG2R LA MONDIALE
- ASTANA PRO TEAM
- LAMPRE – MERIDA
- LOTTO SOUDAL
- MOVISTAR TEAM
- ORICA GreenEDGE
- TEAM EUROPCAR
- TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN
- TEAM KATUSHA
- TEAM SKY.

Teams applying for a UCI WorldTour licence or requesting a renewal:
- BMC RACING TEAM
- CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM
- ETIXX – QUICK STEP
- FDJ
- TEAM LOTTO NL
- TINKOFF – SAXO
- TREK FACTORY RACING.

UCI Professional Continental Teams (2nd division):
- ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI
- BARDIANI CSF
- BORA – ARGON 18
- BRETAGNE – SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
- CAJA RURAL – SEGUROS RGA
- CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE
- COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CRÉDITS
- CULT ENERGY PRO CYCLING
- DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING
- IAM CYCLING
- MTN – QHUBEKA
- NIPPO – VINI FANTINI
- ROOMPOT ORANGE CYCLING TEAM
- RUSVELO
- TEAM NOVO NORDISK
- TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE
- UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM
- WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT
- YELLOW FLUO