Cycling Weekly

Covid-19 scuppers bid for first British ProTeam since 2016

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another victim in the shape of the first bid to have a British team at ProTeam level since 2016.

The ProTeam level, formerly known as Pro-Continental, sits between the WorldTour and Continental level, the latter containing four British teams.

Canyon-dhb boss Tim Elverson revealed to CW that he was in the process of trying to get a deal with sponsors to move his team up to ProTeam level when the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic struck, causing those plans to collapse.

He said: “I had no deals running at the end of this year because I was trying to go Pro-Conti [sic]. I was

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