23 teams confirm interest for 2020 men's WorldTour places

New UCI president David Lappartient with 2014 Worlds winner Michał Kwiatkowski on the start line

The UCI has revealed that 23 teams have confirmed their interest in applying for WorldTour status for 2020-2022, with Arkea-Samsic , Vital Concept , Cofidis , Direct Energie and Israel Cycling Academy joining the current 18 WorldTour teams in the list of names intending to compete in the sport's highest division. Under new rules for the next three-year phase of the men’s WorldTour, up to 20 teams can secure places after a recent rule change by the UCI. The list includes Team Ineos, which will replace Team Sky on May 1 if the practicalities of the transfer of ownership are completed and approved by the UCI. The current 18 WorldTour teams will be assured a place if they finish the 2019 season in the top 20 places in the retrospective three-year world ranking for UCI men's teams covering points scored in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by each teams’ 10 best ...

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