Elia Vivianis new employer, the cycling team Cofidis, get World Tour status for the upcoming season.
The French cycling team Cofidis will be the World Tour-hold down the number 18 from the upcoming season.
It shall notify the team on its website.
Cofidis has in the past nine seasons running as prokontinentalhold - cycling's second-class - but has now been approved to the highest level.
- Cofidis deserves to be a part of the World Tour. To be on the World Tour means that one must always perform at the highest level from the beginning to the end of the season, says Viviani to the team's website.
Cofidis, who has Danish Jesper Hansen on the contract, despite prokontinentalstatus been a fixture in the world's biggest cycling race, the Tour de France.
In 2019, it was 20 professional victories to the French cycling team. In particular, Jesús Herrada and Christophe Laporte marked with several triumphs.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 06:00