Team Garmin Cervelo secured the World Tour license even after leaving its co-sponsor, BigMat

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Team Garmin Cervelo secured the World Tour license even after leaving its co-sponsor, BigMat        

UCI published the list of World Tour teams for 2012 and a big surprise was when Team Garmin Cervelo was included in the list of the final 15 teams, despite some prior issues regarding registration and submission of documents.

The team was filling under the name of Garmin-BigMat but as its co-sponsor called off the deal, it had to revert back to its former name, Garmin-Cervélo. Nonetheless, it was guaranteed a WorldTour license for the coming season.

The American squad went through a hard patch when its sponsor, BigMat, backed o