More Changes At Mitchelton-Scott After Failed Sponsorship Takeover

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Long-time Mitchelton-Scott General Manager Shayne Bannan will leave the team in the wake of the failed sponsorship takeover by Spanish group the Manuela Fundación.

Mauela Fundacion appeared to be very advanced in their takeover of Mitchelton-Scott, even releasing images of the proposed team jersey.

Bannan has been a key player at Mitchelton-Scott since the team’s inception in 2012. But, according to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bannan is being replaced by former Bahrain-McLaren Manager Brent Copeland. It has been widely reported that Bannan was a key proponent of the Manuela Fundación deal.

Mitchelton-Scott team owner Gerry Ryan has since said a deal with Manuela Fundación is definitely not going ahead, and he will be making further announcements at a later date.

It was previously reported that Bannan was helping steer the multi-million euro deal that had progressed significantly, team kit having been designed, approved by the UCI and released publicly.

Bannan is a highly-respected administrator and has enjoyed a long and successful career in professional cycling. Mitchelton-Scott are expected to announce the changes over coming days - Bicycling Australia will bring more news as it comes to hand.

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