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by Mark Zalewski
July 21, 2016
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Although it is unclear at this point if it aspires to be WorldTour or Pro Continental, a new Doha Cycling Team has announced a five year professional cycling project, running from 2017 until 2021.
“It has been created with the idea of commitment and satisfaction of the requirements laid down by the International Cycling Union, in [terms of] guarantees, bonds, dates, codes of ethics, sports and economic [requirements],” stated those behind the project in a press release.
At this point details are vague. There are no indications of the riders involved, nor other specifics. However those behind the project say that the standard will be what is required.
“The staff and structure having [have been] chosen with experience and knowledge in the highest level of professional cycling, to set up the Doha Cycling Team as a solid team.”
It added that once the mandatory procedures have been carried out in relation to enrolling the project, details of the 2017 team will be published on August 1.