The procedure for awarding UCI ProTour licenses to organisers has been opened.
The deadline for returning applications is July 20th 2009.
Applicants' files will be examined by the Licenses Commission, which will announce its decisions during the month of September for the best files.
The regulations and the application file can be obtained from the UCI ProTour Department (fax: +41 24 468 58 12, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Three events see their UCI ProTour license expire this year. One race will be in this situation in 2011. The 10 remaining events hold a license up until 2012.
New events may soon join the UCI ProTour. Indeed, the UCI ProTour Council has registered applications from several organisers. It is very likely that two Canadian events, one in Montreal and the other in Quebec, will obtain the UCI ProTour label in 2010. The same goes for the Tour of California in 2011.
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