Museeuw Bikes have announced that they will not be sponsoring the Pedaltech-Cyclingnews team this year.
In a press release, the company said that the failure of the team to secure a professional continental licence this year and the withdrawal of several riders from contract negotiations led to the decision.
"It is a great pity that we have felt it necessary to end our talks with the Pedaltech team," commented Fangio Reybrouck, marketing and sales director for Museeuw Bikes, "But we feel that the gap between professional continental teams and those below that level of competition is too great for there to be a benefical link-up between ourselves and the team. It is a purely commercial descision and we of course wish the Pedaltech team all the best in the future."
Museeuw Bikes will continue to support and supply machines to the Avia junior squad and to the Belgian based Swift Racing ladies team, who recently took both first and second spots in the British national cyclo-cross championships.