An Post team fail to find sponsor for 2018: 'implications of Brexit' played part

Time runs out for Irish team to replace title sponsor An Post, as founders Sean Kelly and Kurt Bogearts now focus on getting team ready for 2019 season

Sam Bennett riding for An Post during the 2011 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Irish An Post-Chain Reaction team will not race in 2018 having failed to secure sponsorship to continue into next season.

In a statement issued on Monday, the team said that Britain's exit from the European Union and the political situation in Catalonia played their part in the difficulties in finding sponsorship. However, the squad hopes to return to race in 2019 at Professional Continental level.

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