Riders confident in Team Sky's future, but warn of market shake-up if team folds

Riders on the outside of Team Sky say they expect the team to continue, but say wages could drop if the team folds and top riders become available

Team Sky have outlined their plans for the 2019 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France (Picture: Team Sky/Cycling Images)

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Team Sky should succeed in finding a sponsor and continuing in 2020, say riders looking in from outside the British WorldTour team.

The super-team, with six Tour de France victories, are searching for a new financial backer after their sponsor for the last 10 years, Sky media, announced 2019 would be its last. The stakes are high with a current operation budget of £34 million and a staff of around 70.

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