Aqua Blue Sport boss to pay Conor Dunne’s Israel Cycling Academy salary for 2019 season

Rick Delaney emphasises he will never return to the sport, and Dunne’s support deal is his final act in cycling.

Conor Dunne at the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, stage one

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Despite being left in the lurch at one point this off-season, Irish road race champion Conor Dunne's 2019 contract with Israel Cycling Academy has been supported by an unlikely source in that of Aqua Blue Sport owner Rick Delaney.

In a letter obtained by CW addressed from Delaney to Israel Cycling Academy, it confirmed that Delaney has agreed to pay Conor Dunne's salary for the 2019 season.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.