Earlier today the UCI released the final* list of 2013 Professional Continental teams, the second division in ranking below the Pro Tour teams. Included are two North American teams:
Team Novo Nordisk (previously Team Type 1)
United HealthCare Professional Cycling Team
That’s one less team due to the loss of Spidertech.
For the full list, see Union Cycliste Internationale.
Mechanics: As a reminder, please let us know of any changes in your team employment based on these updates.
* almost refers to the fact that there are still three teams who potentially may appear in this division
Five ProTour licenses expire this year. Think your team has the money and influence to earn one of those spots?
Now’s the time to find out. Send your application in to the UCI.
Bernard KOCIS- Journal
29 Feb 08
Preparing for our European adventure began with me spending 12 hours in a car driving to Canada with two of our riders who continued training in the South after our official training camp ended. They collected me from my house in Virginia and we hit the road.
Once again in Canada, I was supposed to build TT bikes and the remainder of our team bikes and spares but our parts were still on the water between Japan and North Americaâ€¦looks like we travel lighter than we wanted.
I gathered all the parts and spares we had and packed 7 bikes plus my mechanic kit and we headed off to the Toronto airport where all but one rider met us and gave the ticket agents quite a start with 9 people hauling over 30 pieces of baggage! Steve had …
Bernard KOCIS- Journal
22 Feb 08
2008 has begun. Along with another stellar group of graduates from the Bill Woodul Mechanics Clinic who I hope, have found and will utilize Promechanics.com as their first source of information for our profession. Congratulations to those recent graduates. I missed the Clinic this year, sadly, but have thoroughly enjoyed previous Clinics I instructed.
As these graduates will find and the rest of us already hooked to this lifestyle know, teams, riders, sponsors, suppliers, management and staff (including mechanics!) are frantically preparing for the season or are already competing in early season events.
I am in the â€˜frantically preparingâ€™ category. Frantic because product has not arrived in enough quantity (or at all) to prepare bikes, wheels, vehicles, trailer, etcâ€¦for proper competition throughout the season.
We had a 10 day Team training camp the end of January near Clemson, South …