Manuela Fundacion's failed takeover of Mitchelton-Scott has resulted in a major shake-up of senior team members.
Cycling Central

1 Jul 2020 - 12:26 PM 

General manager Shayne Bannan and the experienced Alvaro Crespi are set to leave the Mitchelton-Scott squad.

Meanwhile, ex-Bahrain-McLaren man Brett Copeland will take over from Bannan as GM, while Darach McQuaid will be elevated to a top role within the team.

Cyclingnews reports that Mitchelton-Scott team owner Gerry Ryan is understood to have told the squad that he will have no further dealings with Manuela Fundacion.

This is despite the recent offer of A$16 million by the Spanish non-governmental organisation to buy the World Tour licence.

Confusion reigns in Manuela Fundacion's sponsorship takeover of Mitchelton-Scott
Fundamental misunderstandings have become apparent in the proposed sponsorship takeover of Australian WorldTour squad currently known as Mitchelton-Scott, with mixed messages issued in the limited statements to the cycling media.

It has been reported that both Bannan and Crespi were involved with Manuela Fundacion's failed takeover bid, but Mitchelton-Scott has not publicised this as a reason for their departure.