Eight pro race teams say they’ll join breakaway league

Lance Armstrong’s former team is among eight elite squads that agreed to race in a series that cycling’s top official has called a breakaway league, Bloomberg News is reporting.

Sports marketing company Gifted Group Ltd. is seeking approval from the sport’s ruling body to start its new World Series Cycling in 2014, according to the people, who were granted anonymity because the project isn’t public. The 10-race championship would co-exist with the Tour de France and eight other high-profile races, the people said.

Think it will actually happen? I must say I’m skeptical, but pro cycling is so unorganized and ridiculous, anything is possible.



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