Azevedo set to leave Katusha-Alpecin as team's future remains in doubt

Jose Azevedo (Katusha-Alpecin)
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Katusha-Alpecin's general manager José Azevedo has confirmed that he will not stay at the team even if they secure a future beyond 2019. Azevedo notified the Katusha board that he will not seek a contract renewal for next year, while the squad's future remains uncertain.

Co-sponsor Alpecin and bike supplier Canyon are set to depart at the end of the current campaign, and despite reports and rumours of mergers involving several existing squads the team's future looks bleak. They have just 11 contracted athletes for 2020, and without financial clarity have not been able to sign new riders.

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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.