The prospects of survival of the French ProTeam B&B Hotels-KTM have reached a silent crisis point, as a November 30 sponsorship crunch deadline looms with no news of last-minute sponsor deals to guarantee the squad’s continuity into 2023.
Hopes have slowly but steadily diminished that a widely heralded major expansion for next season, based around a link-up with the city of Paris and multiple different big-name sponsors and crowned with the possible signing of Mark Cavendish , would actually take place.
But after news of the team’s expansion emerged on the last day of the 2022 Tour de France, none of these deals have so far actually materialised.
The delaying of deadlines of October 15 and November 22 for sponsorship news and/or presentation of paperwork to the UCI, as well as the cancellation of a press conference the day before the Tour de France presentation on October 27, has done very little to rekindle flagging optimism. And now unconfirmed rumours are flourishing that a number of riders in the team’s current and prospective 2023 line-up are already seeking employment in other squads.
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Team manager Jerôme Pineau has already had to ask for special dispensation from the UCI and DNCG […]
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