With the recent announcement of Fly V applying for a protour license, which other teams will get a license for the protour and automatic entry to many races throughout the season?
Teams who are applying:
- Fly V Australia (along with another major sponsor)
- Team Schleck/Luxembourg
- Saur Sojasun????
Can someone please help me out if any others are applying for licenses!
My opinion on who should get PT status...
nope. even if they have great riders like the schlecks, I hate that a new team can just buy their way into the PT. I felt the same with sky and radioshack
Although I think Aust. needs a team, and deserves a team in PT, i think they should ride PC first, similar to schlecks, I'd like to see themselves prove worthy first.
I think they (excluding cuddles) have under performed, especially in the classics, but I think they are PT worthy.
I think they have done well, performed in PC and have done well in PT races at times. They probably did better in PT last year, but were unlucky with invites. with more money being splashed around for riders, they are worthy also. Signing RR if true, could harm them.. also if the t. dekker rumors are true.
I'm not sure they even want PT?
Milram and footon should get relegated... obviously milram will, as they will be no more it seems. Footon's situation makes things complicated also.
anyway I'd rather even less PT teams than there atm. 18... too much. Would rather like 12 places and more wild cards.
btw: Relegation and promotion ftw.