What is your take on quotas in SA sport? Join the Sport24 Forum and have your say!
Get Sport24 on your mobile
Paris - Russian team Katusha have been added as a 19th team to the elite World Tour after winning an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturning the rejection of their original application.
"The UCI today announced that exceptionally there are 19 registered UCI ProTeams in the 2013 season," the International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement on Monday.
"The decision to have 19 as opposed to 18 teams was taken by the Professional Cycling Council today."
Katusha, who finished second in the world standings last year, appealed to CAS in December after the UCI rejected their application to compete in the top flight because of the team's doping record over the past four years.
CAS upheld the appeal last Friday.
ProTour teams are automatically granted a start in the top races of the season, including the grand tours and the most prestigious classics.
Follow Sport24 on Twitter and Facebook
Read News24’s Comments Policy
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.
View Results |
Follow Sport24 on Twitter
Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters
Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there
Enter and win with Sport24!
Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services
Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry
Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone
"Like" Sport24's Facebook page
Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide
Sport news delivered really simply.
24.com: Legal notices
Advertise on 24.com
24.com. All rights reserved.