Teams wishing to be registered in first or second division for the 2012 season are required to submit a registration file to the International Cycling Union. The UCI, in association with Ernst & Young, evaluates whether the teams are in compliance with the regulatory requirements, particularly in terms of their administration and finances.

In accordance with its regulations, the UCI is today publishing the list of teams that by 1st October 2011 had submitted a registration file containing the following required documents:

• budget,
• the sponsorship contracts duly signed with the main partners,
• the bank guarantee,
• at least 10 contracts with riders duly signed by the two parties,
• for new teams only, a description of their structure together with a copy of the deed of incorporation of the paying agent.

The teams are:
UCI ProTeams (1st division) in possession of a UCI WorldTour licence for 2012

• AG2R LA MONDIALE
• ASTANA PRO TEAM
• BMC RACING TEAM
• EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI
• LAMPRE – ISD
• LIQUIGAS – CANNONDALE
• RABOBANK
• RADIOSHACK – NISSAN
• SKY PROCYCLING
• VACANSOLEIL – DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM

Teams applying for a UCI WorldTour licence or requesting the renewal of a UCI WorldTour licence (1st division)

• FDJ
• GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM
• KATUSHA TEAM
• LOTTO CYCLING PROJECT
• OMEGA PHARMA – QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM
• PROJECT 1T4I
• SAXO BANK SUNGARD
• TEAM EUROPCAR

UCI Professional Continental Teams (2nd division)

• ACCENT JOBS
• ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI
• BRETAGNE – SCHULLER
• CAJA RURAL
• COFIDIS, LE CREDIT EN LIGNE
• COLNAGO – CSF INOX
• FARNESE VINI
• LANDBOUWKREDIET
• SAUR – SOJASUN
• SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10
• TEAM NETAPP
• TEAM TYPE 1 – SANOFI
• TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN – MERCATOR
• UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM