B&B Hotels, the team that was set to sign Mark Cavendish, collapses

Multiple riders left scrambling to find places on alternative teams after demise of French ProTeam confirmed

Pierre Rolland
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B&B Hotels-KTM, the team that was reportedly set to sign Mark Cavendish, has now collapsed after a last ditch attempt to secure sponsorship by team management fell through. 

After weeks of speculation, the news of the team's total demise was confirmed by French newspaper Le Telegramme earlier this morning, with team manager Jérôme Pineau reportedly finally admitting in a two-hour conference call that he will be unable to run his team in 2023 due to a lack of sponsorship cash. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

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