Brailsford the bad news brought.
The team is currently preparing the new and therefore the latest season under the name of the current main sponsor. “I knew that Sky was sold to Comcast, so I asked me at that time and what that would mean for us. But that this would be the result, had I not immediately expected. You know of course that this also at cycling hear, eh? Sponsors come and go. And Sky has been around since 2008 in the world of cycling. I have over five years part of been. A time in which I have a lot of beautiful things have happened.”
Sky stops cycling team
Froome owes Sky
Poels aiming than on the Tour-victories of Chris Froome in 2015 and 2016, and last year Geraint Thomas. Also helped the 31-year-old Limburger Froome in the Vuelta and Giro victory in respectively in 2017 and 2018. Poels himself booked for 2016 with Liège-Bastogne-Liège, his finest victory for the British team. “We still have a year to go, eh?”, he laughs. “It could also be that there is a different sponsor to get. I’m confident that Dave and that for each other. But you know, I’m not busy to make it, because I have no control over. It only costs energy.”
Poels start of 2019 in mid-January in the Tour Down Under. “I’ve never driven and it seems to me to be a very nice course. Hopefully I could do a throw to the race,” said the Dutchman, who, in any case, again hopes to bring the Tour to ride on the side of Froome and Thomas. “We still need to discuss how the remainder of the season is going to be. I want to go to the Tour, and yes, that will in the service of those men. The ardennes classics, I also will do, and maybe later the Vuelta, even though two large rounds really hard. The world cup in Yorkshire? Eh, I would still not think about it. I still have a hangover from the last world CHAMPIONSHIP, in Innsbruck, in which I not once am finished.”