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Jelly Belly and ... Rally Cycling got the invites.

and they are Conti teams which goes aginst the UCI rules FFS
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    and they are Conti teams which goes aginst the UCI rules FFS
    What UCI rules? Oh, you mean those they signed off on two months ago. Nah, they're only a temporary stopgap until something else is being figured out.

    :fp
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    Jelly Belly and ... Rally Cycling got the invites.

    Yeah when scrolling through the race sponsors I got as far as J for Jelly Belly, but if I had continued a bit further I would have got to R for Rally.

    If you just look at the 2016 results/rankings it's difficult to make a case for Rally getting a spot ahead of Holowesko and Axeon, but they have shown consistency over a long period of time (UCI American Tour ranking going backwards: 5th, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 4th) which must count for something.

    What has the race gained though by going WT? One extra WT team (but two less overall) and the nebulous honour of being a so-called World Tour race. Hardly seems worth it from my point of view.
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    What has the race gained though by going WT? One extra WT team (but two less overall) and the nebulous honour of being a so-called World Tour race. Hardly seems worth it from my point of view.
    A nebulous honour, that's really all. There's absolutely no point to it other than having the WorldTour label on the race.
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    http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/56366/tour-de-savoie-mont-blanc-les-equipes-engagees

    Teams for the Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc

    Continentales Pros

    Androni Giocattoli
    Fortuneo-Vital Concept

    Continentales

    An Post-Chainreaction
    Burgos-BH
    Cibel-Cibon
    Development Team Sunweb
    IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness
    Joker-Icopal
    Roth-Akros
    Team Felbermayr-Simplon Wels
    Team Vorarlberg

    Equipes étrangères

    BMC Development Team
    Lotto-Soudal U23

    DN1

    AVC Aix-en-Provence
    CC Etupes
    Chambéry CF
    CR4C Roanne
    Team Vulco-VC Vaulx-en-Velin
    Vendée U

    DN2

    Bourg-en-Bresse Ain Cyclisme

    Sélection nationale

    Equipe de France Espoirs
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    #androni Egan Bernal will do the Baby Giro for the Colombian National Team

    http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/03/14/98939/androni-bernal-giro-under-23
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    http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/56148/tro-bro-leon-les-equipes-2017

    Tro Bro Leon teams.

    WorldTour
    AG2R La Mondiale
    FDJ

    Continental Pro
    Cofidis
    Delko Marseille-Provence-KTM
    Direct Energie
    Fortuneo-Vital Concept
    Israël Cyclinc Academy*
    Manzana-Postobon
    Veranda Willems-Crelan*
    Wanty-Groupe Gobert

    Continental
    Armée de Terre
    HP BTP-Auber 93
    Roubaix Lille Métropole
    Cibel-Cebon
    ColoQuick-Cult*
    Delta Cycling Rotterdam*
    Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
    Joker-Icopal
    Madison-Genisis*

    A similar but slightly reduced selection of teams will also ride the Tour du Finistère the day before. The asterisked teams are the ones not to ride both.
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    Stage 1: Iruña -  Eguesibar-Sarriguren (153.3km)



    Stage 2: Iruña - Eltziego (173.4km)



    Stage 3: Gasteiz - Donostia (160.5km)



    Stage 4: Donostia - Bilbo (174.1km)



    Stage 5: Bilbo - Eibar (139.8km)



    Stage 6: Eibar - Eibar (27.7km)

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    #champeu European Championships RR, Herning, 4-6 August
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    Stage 1: Iruña -  Eguesibar-Sarriguren (153.3km)



    Stage 2: Iruña - Eltziego (173.4km)



    Stage 3: Gasteiz - Donostia (160.5km)



    Stage 4: Donostia - Bilbo (174.1km)



    Stage 5: Bilbo - Eibar (139.8km)



    Stage 6: Eibar - Eibar (27.7km)



    Bilbo Baggins?
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    http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/new-dates-announced-for-the-207-presidential-cycling-tour-turkey/

    The Tour of Turkey is postponed to 10-15 October, the UCI says.
    I highly doubt that this new date will make any additional WorldTour or ProConti riders & teams consider going.

    In fact, I hope that riders & teams continue their quasi-boycott.
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    Tour of Croatia - participating teams

    #bahrain Team Bahrain Merida
    #astana Astana Pro Team
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    this (surprisingly) looks really good actually. Apparently even Nibali will be around
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    Apparently even Nibali will be around
    But will he race as well, or just "be around"? :P
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    This isn't for 2017, or even 2018, but it's great news nonetheless:
    Tour du Rwanda to be upgraded to 2.1 UCI Africa Tour in 2019

    Nevermind that there are some errors/misunderstandings in the article[1] - 2.1 would be well-deserved.

    Technically, the prize money wouldn't have to be raised either - Rwanda is in "group 4", meaning races there only have to pay 20% of the money for "group 1". For prologue, 7 stages + GC, that would amount to 17200 € instead of the 86000 € for a 2.1 race in e.g. Europe. They paid out 23860 $ last year - that would be enough for stages, GC & secondary classifications even under 2.1 rules.

    Personally, I think they'd be better off investing the extra 100 grand into organisation, accommodation, broadcasting etc. - but I guess a "European" prize list may attract teams more.
     1. you don't have to attract WT teams to be eligible for 2.1 status, it's the other way around; november isn't a "summer break" for pro teams, but a winter break; and I could go on
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    http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/2017/04/25/scottish-and-welsh-capitals-linked-by-2017-ovo-energy-tour-of-britain-route/



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    This year we are giving a chance to the sprinters and rouleurs in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

    The profiles look awful. The only thing that can save it is six man teams and/or horrible weather.

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    Utah are drip, dripping the competing teams.

    So far we have:




    Cool to see the Albanians making the trip (or more realistically Celano, Ficara etc). Canyon as the local team should also get an invite. I'm hoping for Silber and some South American representation (Medellin - Inder?).
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    http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/57815/tour-d-italie-espoirs-les-12-equipes-etrangeres

    Foreign Baby Giro invites:

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    Axeon Hagens Berman
    Dimension Data for Qhubeka
    Mitchelton-Scott
    SEG Racing Academy
    Unieuro Trevigiani-Hemus 1896
    Team Felbermayr-Simplon Wels
    Team Wiggins

    Clubs

    Lotto-Soudal U23
    BMC Development Team
    Gazprom Rusvelo U23

    Sélections nationales

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    The qualification for Italian teams is explained in the article.
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    http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/57914/tour-du-luxembourg-les-equipes-2017

    Luxembourg invites. Down from 5 WT teams last year.

    WorldTour

    BMC Racing Team

    Continental Pro

    Cofidis
    Fortunéo-Vital Concept
    Nippo-Vini Fantini
    Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
    Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    Vérandas Willems-Crelan
    Wanty-Groupe Gobert
    WB-Veranclassic-Aqua Protect

    Continental

    Armée de Terre
    Leopard Pro Cycling
    Team Differdange-Losch
    Team Lotto-Kern Haus
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    Luxembourg invites. Down from 5 WT teams last year.
    A Hammer blow to this race. :P
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    http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-120-bike-race-canceled

    The Reading 120 will not be happening this year. Not much of a surprise as there had been rumblings of discontent with the organizer John Eustice.
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    http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-120-bike-race-canceled

    The Reading 120 will not be happening this year. Not much of a surprise as there had been rumblings of discontent with the organizer John Eustice.
    And the planned Commonwealth Cycling Classic in Virginia (Richmond 2015 legacy) has been cancelled as well, three months ago already:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/virginias-commonwealth-classic-cancelled/
    :(

    Philly cancelled, Reading cancelled, Virginia stage race cancelled, California moved up to WT (with only 2 Conti teams) - hardly anything left in the US for Conti teams.

    Winston-Salem is the only UCI one-day race left. In stage racing terms, there's Joe Martin & Gila in April, Cascade, Utah & Colorado in July/August - and that's it.
    Loads and loads of crits, but that's a whole different sort of racing.
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    Utah are drip, dripping the competing teams.

    So far we have:





    We can add to that Silber, Jelly Belly, Novo Nordisk, Canyon and Elevate.

    So that gives 16 teams so far, the same as previous years, but so far no Cannondale or Trek (and not on the latter's calendar).

    It is a rather congested period of WT races - San Sebastian, Pologne, Ride London Classic and BB participation would preclude any rider racing in Utah. Burgos is the main European Tour race going on at the same time. If BMC can do it though, you'd think the others could as well.
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    http://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/continental/prudential-ridelondon-surrey-classic-2017-svelate-le-squadre-al-via-ed-primi-capitani/

    Ride London Classic invites:

    UCI WorldTour

    AG2R (Francia)
    BORA-Hansgrohe (Germania)
    BMC Racing (USA)
    Cannondale-Drapac (USA)
    Lotto NL-Jumbo (Paesi Bassi)
    Lotto-Soudal (Belgio)
    Orica-Scott (Australia)
    Quick-Step Floors (Belgio)
    Team Dimension Data (Sudafrica)
    Team Katusha-Alpecin (Svizzera)
    Team Sky (Gran Bretagna)
    Team Sunweb (Germania)
    Trek Segafredo (USA)
    UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

    UCI ProContinental

    Androni  – Sidermec – Bottecchia (Italia)
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    CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Polonia)
    Israel Cycling Academy (Israele)
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    Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise (Belgio)
    Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia (Italia)
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