By Shane Stokes in Verbier
Commenting on the recent news of Team High Road's new backing by Columbia Sportswear, directeur sportif Brian Holm told Cyclingnews on Thursday that he believed Bob Stapleton would secure a deal sooner or later.
"I was always pretty relaxed concerning the sponsor because we went through a lot of stuff last year with T-Mobile and it was quite hard for everybody," he stated. "But somehow when you are working with Bob Stapleton, when you are employed by his company, you feel pretty secure.
"So actually I was never nervous about anything. Maybe I was too relaxed but there was no reason to panic...I saw that he solved all our problems last year. I think that Bob getting involved was one of the best things for professional cycling. We are all very proud to work with him."