Assos help save Doug Ryder's WorldTour team

NTT Ghebreigzabhier Giro stage 12 2020 Cesenatico
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Further details have emerged surrounding the future of Douglas Ryder’s WorldTour team with Assos set to step in and help finance the squad for the next two years. At this stage, a title sponsor is still unclear with reports already in the media that the Qhubeka charity will become the leading name of the squad while Assos help fund the €8 million operation. Cyclingnews understands that the clothing brand were keen to build on an already existing relationship with the squad and could still be listed as a co-sponsor.

The move comes after current title sponsor NTT announced that they would step down from the team at the end of 2020 in a move that was confirmed in September.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including