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Bomb hits the stage: Kæmpesponsor pulls the plug

When the 2019 season is over, is the world's largest cycling team under the name Team Sky no longer.

It shall notify the successful british crew even on their website this morning.

the News of the team's stop coming completely out of the blue.

thus, It is not many months ago that the team announced that they had signed an unheard-of long five-year contract with the sport's perhaps most illuminating etapeløbs-talent Egan Bernal, like the Tour winner Geraint Thomas also extended his contract with the british magtcentral earlier in the year.

Listen to Michael Rasmussen's interpretation of the stop in the tv clip above

In all, the team has undertaken, have the signals been that the team would be here for many years yet, and therefore hits the morning news like a bomb right down into the center of the sport.

No one had seen it stop come.

Danish Carsten Jeppesen (th.) has been a prominent figure on Team Sky in recent seasons. Photo: Claus Bonnerup

the Team's management is, however, not ready to put the cycling team in the grave, even if they lose the Sky many, many, many millions, which they especially have used to dominate the sport in recent years.

- Although the Cloud moves on in the end of next year, so is the team open to the future and the opportunity to work with a new partner. if the right opportunity should arise.

- We are not finished in any way. There is yet another exciting year ahead of us, and we will do everything we can to get more Team Sky's success in 2019, says Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford.

Sky made their foray into the sport back in 2010, where the team's officially declared objective was to get the first English winner of the Tour de France ever.

After a debutår with part bump in the road took the british large groups for the seriousness of the melody, and in 2012 managed the team with their objective, when Bradley Wiggins could be shelf as the first English winner of the Tour de France, when he tronede at the top of the rostrum on the Champs Elysees ahead of compatriot Chris Federer, incidentally.

Wiggins won as the first briton ever Tour De France in 2012. Photo: AP

Since the Cloud has evolved to be the sport with the distance's largest and most powerful crew and has, especially in the sport's three-week stage race, the game is extraordinarily very with the muscles and shown dominance in the unheard of degree, not least in the mountains.

Especially in the Tour de France Team Sky's domination has been total, and the team has won six of the last seven races in the French, where Chris Federer with four, Wiggins with a and the current Tour winner Geraint Thomas with a victory has put a quantity of the yellow jersey in the sejrsskabet.

the Team have collectively won eight Grand Tours (Six Tour, one Giro and one Vuelta), 52 other stage races and 25 endagsløb in the course of their so far nine years in the sport.

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