The B&B Hotels team will not continue in 2023 (Image credit: Getty Images)
The B&B Hotels team has collapsed, leaving riders and staff without jobs for 2023.
Expected new team leader Mark Cavendish , other riders signed for the new season, and 20 riders under contract will now have to scramble to find new teams or face retirement.
Team manager Jérôme Pineau finally admitted he will be unable to run a team due to a lack of sponsorship on Wednesday morning during a two-hour conference call.
"We did our best to save our club but unfortunately we didn’t succeed," he wrote in a message sent to the team’s Whatsapp group late on Tuesday night, announcing the final video call.
It also emerged overnight that the planned women’s team will not happen, leaving Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking and Olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer without a team for 2023.
Destination unknown: Who will Mark Cavendish race for in 2023? B&B Hotels riders reveal details of team’s summer euphoria and winter demise Sinkeldam snapped up by Alpecin-Deceuninck after B&B Hotels collapse This summer, Pineau set out grand plans for the team he created in 2018, with the City of Paris expected to back a project that not only expanded the second-division men’s team but also created a women’s team and a development squad.However, the Paris agreement was soon watered down and ruled out altogether, while discussions with various corporate companies turned up fruitless as Pineau desperately scrambled for sponsors up until the end of November.He […]
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