Look and Fortuneo-Samsic abruptly end their partnership ahead of Tour de France

Cycle manufacturer and sponsored team part ways

Amael Moinard at Liege - Bastogne - Liege
2018 (Photo : Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

It’s strange timing just before the Tour de France, but Look Cycles and Pro Continental team Fortuneo-Samsic have dissolved their partnership with immediate effect. It’s after Look’s four years plus of sponsorship of the team, based in Brittany, under its various names.

Fortuneo-Samsic has a wildcard for the Tour de France, starting on July 7. Last year, while riding for Sunweb, Fortuneo-Samsic’s star climber Warren Barguil had a dream Tour, winning two stages and the polka dot jersey.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.