Exclusive: Manuela Fundación director on Mitchelton-Scott sponsorship and future direction

Mitchelton-Scott / Manuela Fundacion
The new Manuela Fundación kit (Image credit: Mitchelton-Scott / Manuela Fundacion)

The director of sport of the non-profit organisation Manuela Fundación has said that, despite its sponsorship of Mitchelton-Scott, the current structure will remain in place this year, with both the men's and women's teams operating as usual.

"There are no plans for any changes in that area," Emilio Rodríguez, who oversees the Fundación’s sports department, told Cyclingnews on Friday morning, regarding the dramatic mid-season switch of title sponsors.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.