Armee de Terre team forced to surrender plans for 2018 after loss of military funding

The French Ministry of Armed Forces has confirmed the demise of the Armee de Terre Continental team, claiming that the remit of the French military is to help amateur sport rather than a professional cycling team. Funding will instead be used to develop amateur athletes for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. The 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris.

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