The workforce could also be exploring the potential for changing into the primary Colombian WorldTour workforce

Group Sky are assembly with the Colombian executive to talk about the potential for a long term sponsorship deal, in step with reviews.

The British WorldTour workforce are at the seek for new backing as their guardian corporate Comcast is because of pull out on the finish of 2019.

Group Sky are reportedly assembly Colombian president Ivan Duque and the pinnacle of the game ministry Ernesto Lucena, to talk about the potential for transferring the workforce from British to Colombian backing.

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In step with newspaper El Espectador, Group Sky major Sir Dave Brailsford is within the nation for the assembly whilst one of the most workforce’s greatest names compete within the Excursion Colombia degree race.

Lucena advised the newspaper that the dream is for a best tier Colombian racing workforce.

However the greatest barrier is overlaying Group Sky’s finances, the most important within the skilled peloton, and in particular the salaries of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

The challenge would price round $30million (£23million), which might be coated via 3 or 4 multinational sponsors, in step with Lucena.

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A Colombian-backed Group Sky would care for the similar roster of riders whilst taking over extra South American ability.

The workforce has a historical past of choosing up Colombian execs, together with Rigoberto Urán (EF Schooling First), Sebastián Henao, and maximum just lately Egan Bernal and Ivan Sosa.

Ultimate month, reviews emerged suggesting that Group Sky’s new guardian corporate Comcast may just proceed to section sponsor the workforce past 2019.



The corporate reportedly presented Group Sky major Dave Brailsford sufficient money to fund 70 in step with cent of the finances for the 2020 and 2021 season, giving him the chance to search out the remaining from any other sponsor.

Rumours additionally prompt {that a} merger with Professional Continental workforce Israel Biking Academy might be at the playing cards, as Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams hopes to take his workforce to the Excursion de France via 2020.

Every other contemporary record prompt Russian mogul Oleg Tinkov had made an be offering to Group Sky, after he left biking at the back of in 2016.

However Tinkov referred to as the advice “bulls**t.”



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