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Filippo Colombo on the road! Or not?

Filippo Colombo signs for the Q36.5, Professional road team and therefore leaves Julien Absalon's BMC Racing Team.

Philip Columbus Mont Sainte Anne
Filippo Colombo - © Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Here are the first details on Doug Ryder's team with Vincenzo Nibali as consultant: 23 riders in the squad with partner Scott for bikes.

The team will have a Professional license for 2023 and will have affiliation in Switzerland: Q36.5 is a brand of the Q&E company from Bolzano, which will be the main sponsor of the team. Filippo Colombo this year made a significant leap in quality with the victory in the Short Track A Mont Sainte Anne and many top 10 performances in the World Cup.

Philip Columbus
Filippo Colombo wins by posting at Mont Sainte Anne - © Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Some time ago we had talked about a probable passage of Columbus to Scott because of Forster's contract expiration but we were wrong, even if the new team uses Scott: is it possible a new trend where road teams (see Pidcock, Koretkzy and others) give their athletes carte blanche to race off-road? We hope so because the loss of Columbus is a shame given his growth over the years.



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