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Sky To Leave Professional Cycling - The End Of An Era?
Today, Sky announced their withdrawal of sponsorship from professional cycling at the end of the 2019 season. In this video, we'll look back on the team's history and ask whether this spells the end of an era in cycling... GCN Christmas Gift Guide: http://gcn.eu/11x Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/11w Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity Team Sky became a reality in 2009, ready to launch the following year. At the helm - British Cycling Performance Director Dave Brailsford, the man behind Great Britain’s rise to the top of the track cycling world. Their goal? To win the Tour de France with a British rider within 5 years. A lofty ambition, one that few thought was achievable. With good reason - the best British finisher at the Tour had been Robert Millar in 1984. But then, the very same year that the sponsors were put in place, Bradley Wiggins emulated that result, later promoted to 3rd after the disqualification of Lance Armstrong. At their launch, Wiggins, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Thomas Lowkwist, Simon Gerrans and the relatively unknown Chris Froome were presented to the media. So too was the concept of Marginal Gains, the thin blue line tracing down the team’s jerseys representing the small margins between winning and losing. Part of those marginal gains, and also revealed at the launch was their team bus. Like nothing that had previously been seen in the world of professional cycling, it was state of the art, aimed at improving the comfort and recovery of their riders, later dubbed the Death Star by David Millar. Do you think this spells the end of an era for the team? Or can they be saved with new sponsorship? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gcn.eu/11v Watch more on GCN... Team Sky Training Camp 📹 http://gcn.eu/skytrainingcamp Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / https://ift.tt/1lSk8Ay About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Wiggle: http://gcn.eu/wiggle Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - https://ift.tt/2CM9XJ6 GCN Tech - https://ift.tt/2BHQav9 EMBN - https://ift.tt/2CMa0Vi Leave us a comment below!


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