Jumbo-Visma and Team Ineos facing fines for missing Bretagne Classic 

But the teams say the fines were will not be as high as the €50,000 that was reported 

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There were two big teams missing from the Bretagne Classic this week, as both Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma opted to skip the French one-day race. 

Jumbo and Ineos, the two favourite teams to win the yellow jersey in the 2020 Tour de France, were both absent from the WorldTour ranked race on Wednesday (August 25), which was won by Sunweb’s Michael Matthews.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.