Assos waiting on Ryder’s desperate sponsor search before committing to Qhubeka NextHash

The Qhubeka Nexthash team
The Qhubeka Nexthash team (Image credit: Getty Images)

Time is almost up for the future of Qhubeka NextHash with no news of a team-saving title sponsor as the management frantically attempts to keep the WorldTour entity together for 2022.

The UCI have extended the deadline for applications until later this month in order to give manager Doug Ryder the maximum time possible to find the needed funds, and while the South African has his back against the wall he at least has the tentative support of Assos, with the clothing brand keen to add their financial support should a suitable title partner be found.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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 UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.