Bob Stapleton

Bob Stapleton this afternoon said that he remained optimistic for the future of his ProTour team. Speaking to during a teleconference Stapleton said that he had enough money to run his team for two years, albeit on a reduced budget.

Speaking just one hour after German company Deutsche Telekom announced they were pulling their sponsorship of T-Mobile with immediate effect, Stapleton said; ?for us the aim is the same. We want to stay focused on our original goals to make progressive changes in the sport and provide a place for committed athletes.?

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

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.