Ryder optimistic for NTT Pro Cycling future ahead of return to competition

(Image credit: NTT Pro Cycling)

NTT Pro Cycling were one of several WorldTour squads to enact salary cuts during the coronavirus lockdown, but owner Doug Ryder has expressed optimism about the team’s future ahead of the planned resumption of the WorldTour calendar next month.

In April, Ryder acknowledged that 2020 was a “decisive year” for NTT Pro Cycling and said that it was “critical” that the postponed Tour de France took place. The Tour is currently slated to get underway on August 29, while on Sunday afternoon, Ryder’s NTT squad secured overall victory in the virtual version of the race on the Zwift platform.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.