USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee contacted Boulder Report‘s Joe Lindsay to say that Rock Racing had “fulfilled all of its obligations for registering as a UCI Contentinal Team in 2009.”
One requirement of the UCI Continental license requirement for a team is a bank guarantee for 10% of the riders’ salaries to be provided by the beginning of December 2008. USA Cycling told cyclingnews that some latitude was given to Rock Racing but UCI insisted that the process be completed. Team management had until 4pm today to get its bank guarantee to the UCI in order to be given its UCI Continental license. Which they did at the last minute it seems.
Rock Racing riders were originally listed to start the UCI 2.1 Tour de San Luis on January 19 but had to pull out given the issues with their UCI license.