Saronni reveals how he secured UAE Abu Dhabi’s WorldTour licence

Giuseppe Saronni has revealed how he managed to win a race against time to secure a WorldTour licence for the UAE Abu Dhabi team after expected sponsorship from China failed to materialise. The 1982 world champion has been the long-time manager of the Lampre-Merida team but revealed plans for a Chinese WorldTour team in late August, with the TJ Sport business consortium announced...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UCI award Androni Giocattoli a Pro Conti licence but no word on TJ Sport

The UCI has confirmed that the Androni Giocattoli team has secured Professional Continental status for the 2017 season but has still not released a decision on Giuseppe Saronni’s TJ Sport team after sponsorship from China failed to materialise. The UCI awarded 17 WorldTour licences and 20 Pro Continental licences on November 25. However, the positions of TJ Sport – known as...
Via Cycling News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Sport team in race against time to secure WorldTour licence

The TJ Sport team - known as Lampre-Merida this season - faces a race against time to secure a WorldTour licence for 2017, with riders and staff worried that previously announced funding from a consortium of Chinese backers may not materialise before a December 15 deadline. Several riders and their agents have confirmed to Cyclingnews that the team has cancelled a planned December...
Via Cycling News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saronni reveals details of the new Chinese WorldTour team

Giuseppe Saronni has revealed further details of the project behind the first ever Chinese WorldTour team, answering many of the questions that Cyclingnews raised when the deal was first announced. Saronni confirmed that he will manage the team and so will not have any links with the nascent Bahrain Merida team lead by Vincenzo Nibali. In a long interview with Gazzetta dello Sport...
Via Cycling News
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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