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Saxo Bank Keep WorldTour License

First they solve the E3 vs. Gent-Wevelgem thing, now they do right by the sport in the Saxo Bank licensing matter. Have cooler heads taken over the UCI? In any regard, the UCI has announced that Team Saxo Bank will retain its WorldTour license for 2012, since their failure to meet the sporting criteria is due to "special circumstances" which don't warrant cancellation. Basically, they took the reasonable path of not making mid-season changes thanks to a tricky situation as regards Alberto Contador's suspension, one that took two years to confirm. The UCI announcement made clear that Saxo Bank won't get any breaks when it goes to apply for next year's license, but a returned Contador could help a great deal by either scoring the WorldTour points they need for next year or lending the team the stature it would need to compete at the top level on a Pro Continental license. No further details are coming out of the UCI at this time, because when you do the right thing, why would you want to share any further details that could have the effect of increasing public confidence in you?