Katusha's future in doubt as Alpecin and Canyon eye up Mathieu van der Poel's team

The sponsors are keen on teaming up with Van der Poel's Corendon-Circus outfit

Katusha-Alpecin and Mathieu van der Poel (Getty)

Team Katusha-Alpecin may close at the end of the 2019 season, with a decision expected this week.

A source close to the team told Cycling Weekly that head sports director José Azevedo informed the team on Friday, the day before the start of the Tour de France, that he would deliver a good or bad decision this week to the staff and riders.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.