The UCI has launched the idea to reduce the 18 ProTour teams now, to 14 next year. This way the organisers of the Tour, Giro and Vuelta will be able to give out more wildcards to smaller teams. Only 9 teams are already sure of their place in next years ProTour. Among them not Euskaltel because they are still looking for a new sponsor for next year. Hopefully we will get some more information about the team next year !