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Re: Team Sponsorship 21/22
« on: July 06, 2021, 10:50 »
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1412343668594327552

Not great news for Lotto fans. Soudal will stop co-sponsoring the team at the end of 2022.

Coincidentally or not, that is when the new WT licences will be decided, and if you have been watching the relevant thread, you will have seen that Lotto are in deep trouble.

Going by my last update, they were just hanging on to the last WT spot, but with Ewan crashing out of the Tour and Martin set to score a fair amount of GC points in the same race, then no doubt they will be in the "relegation" zone sooner rather than later.

The last line of the article sounds ominous (but bear in mind this is via google translate).

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The National Lottery will continue to invest in a cycling team afterwards and in Belgian cycling by extension.

So "a" team. Could the team disappear and Lotto just jumps onboard with someone else? or a merger?
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