One Pro Cycling - the team founded by former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior - have applied for a Pro-Continental licence for second-tier UCI events.
If granted, the team will be Britain's first Pro-Continental team as Team Sky moved immediately to World Tour level, the top tier, when founded in 2009.
One Pro had an impressive first season, finishing second in the UK Tour series.
Prior said it was "another small step towards our ambition to participate in the biggest races in the world".
The 33-year-old, who is a keen cyclist himself, set up the team in December.
One Pro's roster is led by Welshman Yanto Barker and includes Jon Mould, Chris Opie and Marcin Bialoblocki.