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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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  • Of course, if this turns out someday to be the industry standard integrated handlebar-computer-braking solution then I'll eat my kevlar-reinforced aerodynamic hat.

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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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  • "If this is cycling, I am a banana"

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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*
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    Veranda Willems-Crelan*
    Wanty-Groupe Gobert

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    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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