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Drapac Headed for the Big League
6 May, 2013
Drapac Professional Cycling (DPC) is excited to announce they will apply to the UCI for a Professional Continental License in 2014.
 
''The team has been working for 18 months on returning to a Professional Continental License. It's just been a matter of picking the right time and that is now, '' says Michael Drapac, Team Principal.
 
With Australia and its riders becoming a dominant force in world cycling the time is right for a second professional team.  DPC believes there is no better time to take this step forward and fill an obvious void which will help lift the profile of Australian cycling and its athletes in the global community.  Furthermore the approval of this license will give the opportunity to see two Australian teams in any event on the world calendar.
 
“We have conducted extensive investigations into the requirements of this application and having previously held the license in 2007 are confident that with the financial underwriting of the Drapac Group our application will be successful” say Jonathan Breekveldt, Team Manager.
 
"In the coming months we will be talking to and inviting both current and new partners to join us on our new journey. We will also further outline the sportive blueprint for the coming years to make sure we are fully prepared for the upcoming challenge.”
 
This development is the first step in a planned sustainable growth over the coming seasons for DPC.  The team will also reshape its unique philosophy from "Champion Athletes to Champion People" to "Redefining Success".  This is not only more fitting with the Drapac Group but realistic with what is possible in a Professional Continental outfit.
The teams racing program will be extended to the America Tour with a large focus being placed on attracting invitations to both the Tour of California (USA) and the Tour Down Under (Australia) whilst still continuing to feature prominently in Asia.

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