Riders remain in the dark over futures following Israel Cycling Academy takeover of Katusha-Alpecin

Those moving on from Katusha say 2019 was a 'lost year' for the team

Harry Tanfield of Katusha (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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The 2019 season was "a lost year" for the riders in Katusha-Alpecin, says Steff Cras, who is leaving for Lotto-Soudal. Other riders, like Britain's Harry Tanfield, say they are still in the dark over their future despite remaining under contract.

Israel Cycling Academy announced in September they would take over the team and their licence, but still many riders do not know if they will have a contract with the new WorldTour formation for 2020.

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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.