It’s been a rough year for Team Cult Energy. First thieves stole every piece of the team’s gear in France in February, and then in July, Denmark’s top cycling team revealed it was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
Finally, though, some good news for the embattled cycling team has trickled through. In the words of Shania Twain: “It looks like we made it”.
The team has announced it has merged with the German outfit Team Stölting and will have the required funds to take part in the Pro Continental Tour (the sport’s second tier) for the next few years.
“We are happy, proud and incredibly relieved,” said Brian Sørensen, the owner of Team Cult Energy. “The signing of this agreement is the happy ending of a long, hard struggle, and naturally it is great news to deliver to the riders.”
“Cycling is gaining in popularity in Germany and there is potential for a solid partnership with exciting prospects for both us and the riders. I think it’s a partnership with great perspective. It not only ensures the team’s survival, but it also contains the promise of an exciting future project for both Cult, Stölting and the riders.”
Good for talents
The news is also good for Danish cycling in general. With Team Tinkoff-Saxo now in Russian hands, young Danish talents have often been given the chance to prove themselves with Team Cult Energy.
The merger means the team’s name has been changed to Cult Energy-Stölting Group for the next three years.