Bob Stapleton, the man in charge of ProTour licence holder High Road Sports faces a huge challenge to get his team ready for 2008 after his sponsor T-Mobile announced it would be pulling it's sponsorship with immediate effect.
He can however rely on the support of Giant bikes, who are believed to be sticking with the team that has lead the anti-doping fight that gathered pace this year.
No official announcement has come from the Taiwanese company, although Cyclingweekly.co.uk has seen an internal Giant memo, saying that they would stick with the team that will be called Team High Road next year.
Adidas had already announced it would no longer be providing clothing for the team leaving Audi as the only other major sponsor still to make clear its intentions.
T-Mobile pulls sponsorship with immediate effect
Wiggins stunned by T-Mobile decision
High Road Sports vows to carry on
Giant stick with Team High Road
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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.
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