There are 23 applicants for 18 seats of the World Tour in 2020

In fact, of the five candidates, four are French structures and Israel. The 18 current World Tour teams have also asked to renew. Of the 23 must leave 18.

Arkea Samsic, Cofidis, Direct Energy, Israel Cycling Academy and Vital Concept have asked to be part of and have a World Tour license for the time period between 2020 and 2022. This has been confirmed on Tuesday by the International Cycling Union in a statement. There are four French teams plus the Israeli, who will fight for a place in the top category, where the 18 current teams (the Sky already under the denomination of INEOS) have also requested to renew their status for three more seasons. El Movistar, For his part, he remains the only Spanish representative.

These are the 23 teams that aspire to be or continue in the World Tour: Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA), Arkea Samsic (FRA), Astana (KAZ), Bahrain Merida (BAH) ), Bora-Hansgrohe (ALE), B & B Hotels Vital Concept (FRA), CCC (POL), Cofidis (FRA), Deceuninck-Quick-Step (BÉL), Direct Energie (FRA), EF Education First (USA), Groupama-FDJ (FRA), Israel Cycling Academy (ISR), Lotto Soudal (BÉL), Movistar (ESP) , Mitchelton-Scott (AUS), Jumbo-Visma (HOL), Katusha Alpecin (SUI), INEOS (GBR) , Sunweb (ALE), Dimension Data (SUD), Trek-segafredo (USA), UAE Emirates (EAU) .

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