Europcar find replacement sponsor for 2016 season, reports suggest

French team were at risk of folding with lead sponsor Europcar pulling out, but team manager Jean-Rene Bernaudeau says he has found a new sponsor

26 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 21 : Sevres - Paris Champs-Elysees
ROLLAND Pierre (FRA) Europcar
GAUTIER Cyril (FRA) Europcar
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Europcar will live on into 2016, albeit under a new guise, after team manager Jean-Rene Bernaudeau said he has found a new French sponsor for the team, who currently ride at Pro Continental level.

French newspaper L'Equipe reported on Wednesday that Bernaudeau is also hoping to take the team back to the WorldTour after securing support from the thus far unamed sponsor.

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Richard Windsor

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