UCI ProTour

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The UCI ProTour is a series of bicycle road races organised by the world governing body the International Cycling Federation (Union Cycliste Internationale - the UCI)

The ProTour is the top grade of races for the top 20 cycling teams.

The ProTour includes one day races, time trials, and stage races. It started in 2005 and replaced the old world championship series which did not include stage races.

All of the ProTour races are in Europe, but the teams come from Europe and the United States. At the moment it is hard to move up from the Continental circuits to the ProTour, but in the future teams from Africa, Australia or Asia could take part in the ProTour.

List of current UCI ProTour teams[change | change source]

Code Official Team Name Country Website
AGR AG2R Prévoyance  France ag2r-cyclisme.com Archived 2007-05-21 at the Wayback Machine
AST Astana Team   Switzerland team-astana.eu Archived 2007-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
BTL Bouygues Télécom  France equipebouyguestelecom.fr
GCE Caisse d'Epargne  Spain cyclisme-caisse-epargne.fr Archived 2006-11-09 at the Wayback Machine
COF Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone  France equipe-cofidis.com
C.A Crédit Agricole  France credit-agricole.fr Archived 2005-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
CSC Team CSC  Denmark team-csc.com Archived 2006-02-08 at the Wayback Machine
DSC Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team  United States team.discovery.com Archived 2006-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
EUS Euskaltel-Euskadi  Spain fundacioneuskadi.com Archived 2005-11-04 at the Wayback Machine
FDJ Française des Jeux  France fdjeux.com
GST Gerolsteiner  Germany gerolsteiner.de Archived 2005-10-24 at the Wayback Machine
LAM Lampre-Fondital  Italy lampre-fondital.com Archived 2006-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
LIQ Liquigas  Italy teamliquigas.it
MRM Team Milram  Italy team-milram.de
PRL Predictor-Lotto  Belgium davitamon-lotto.com
QSI Quick Step-Innergetic  Belgium qsi-cycling.com Archived 2006-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
RAB Rabobank  Netherlands rabobank.nl Archived 2007-03-20 at the Wayback Machine (in Dutch)
SDV Saunier Duval-Prodir  Spain saunierduvalteam.com
TMO T-Mobile Team  Germany t-mobile-team.com
UNI Unibet.com Cycling Team  Sweden unibetcycling.com Archived 2006-10-28 at the Wayback Machine

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