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Alonso misses chance to register pro cycling team

Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso misses deadline to register pro cycling team for 2015

Alonso misses chance to register pro cycling team

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has missed his chance to register a professional cycling team for the 2015 season.

The International Cycling Union published a list of teams who have submitted a registration file for a WorldTour license to compete in cycling's top two levels next year.

A prospective team back by Alonso, a two-time F1 champion, was not among them despite prolonged discussions over his entry into the sport.

The Ferrari driver announced last month that he had paired up with sport investment managers NOVO, a day before the Oct. 1 deadline to submit at least 10 signed rider contracts in order to apply to become a UCI ProTeam.

Updated : 2021-08-01 10:20 GMT+08:00