In an effort to better organize the top level of road cycling in the United States, USA Cycling created a category of road teams that is above a club but not yet a UCI-registered team. These Domestic Elite Teams offer a stepping stone to the professional level and better solidify the position of teams competing at the Pro Road Tour level. Both men's and women's teams wishing to accrue team points in the PRT series must register as a Domestic Elite Team or as a UCI-registered team.

DET Benefits:

  • Inclusion in Pro Road Tour (PRT) Rankings
  • Registration as a USA Cycling Club, a $200 value.
    • If registering underneath a “parent” club, the parent club fee remains
  • Registration of an additional development squad at a discounted club rate, a savings of $100
  • 1 UCI Support license for the team manager/director (a $200 value) will be comped to the team manager or their designee
  • Included on email communications to UCI teams
  • Listed online and in materials sent to races that request team info from USA Cycling
  • Entry into the qualification process for select National and International events. See separate qualification procedures (to be released Jan 2021).
    • Subject to maximum team size and nationality requirements of the event
  • Team car in the caravan at Professional and U23 road nationals
    • Preference over non-UCI/DET teams
  • Listing on team contact list for PRT and UCI races.

DET Information & Requirements

  • Teams may register up to 20 riders per team, per gender
  • The riders must be officially enrolled on the official Domestic Elite team application form, see below
  • Registration of Domestic Elite teams will end on December 31, 2020.
    • Teams not registered by the above date are not eligible for consideration in determination for Pro Road National Championship selection but may still earn PRT points
  • All riders registered must have the required racing category (Category 1 for men, Category 1/2 for women). Membership on a DET DOES NOT automatically confer an upgrade
  • There are no age restrictions for riders on Domestic Elite Teams
  • 50% of the riders for men’s teams and 50% of riders for women’s teams must be USA citizens with USA UCI codes (US Racing Nationality)
  • Teams may use the USA Cycling Domestic Elite Team logo, first introduced in the 2020 season, on team kits, website, etc. Logo requirements and image files can be found here