Team Type 1 has assured its place in cycling’s second division for 2013.
That’s according to the UCI, which confirmed Wednesday that the team joined Colombia-Coldeportes and MTN-Qhubeka in providing required documentation to meet a licensing deadline for next season.
Team Type 1 has been mum about its future and there have been rumors that the team will race with a full squad of diabetic riders.
More than half of the team’s riders have left, including sprinter Jure Kocjan (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Julien El Fares (Sojasun), Rubens Bertogliati (retiring), Georg Preidler (Argos-Shimano), Remy Cusin (IAM Cycling) and Alessandro Bazzana, Aldo Ino Ilesic and Kiel Reijnen (all to UnitedHealthcare).
Colombia-Coldeportes will continue in cycling’s second division with its all-Colombian lineup. Victor Hugo Peña is retiring while the major additions are veteran Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) and track rider Juan Esteban Arrango.
The UCI also reported that the license commission would on December 10 finalize the roster for the 18 ProTeam league for 2013 as well as the remaining Pro Continental teams for next season.
In other news, the UCI accepted a request from RCS Sport to switch both Milan-San Remo and the Giro di Lombardia from Saturdays to Sundays.
The two classics bookend the elite European racing season. As the year’s first major one-day race, Milan-San Remo will now be held on Sunday, March 17.
Giro di Lombardia, the season’s last major race, closes out the European racing calendar, moving to Sunday, October 6. The Giro d’Italia route for 2014 will be revealed the following day.