One Pro cycling disband men's squad to focus on new women's team in 2019

Founder of the UCI continental team says that women's cycling represents the greatest opportunity

One Pro Cycling are closing their men's team Image: Andy Jones

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

One Pro Cycling has announced that it will not run a men's team in 2019 - instead turning its efforts to women's cycling with the aim of creating a roster that will compete at UCI Women's WorldTour races.

One Pro made the announcement on Saturday, commenting that they believed the greatest opportunity now "lies within the women’s side" of the sport.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.