BOULDER, Colo. (VN) — After the debacle that was the Pegasus fallout late last year, one that saw nearly a number of riders and staff lose their jobs and their ProTour dreams, one wouldn’t blame owner/director Chris White if he just wanted to bury his head in the sand and hang it up. But that’s just not who Chris White is.
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The bitter taste is subsiding and Henk Vogels will soon be back in the United States with a new-look V Australia team for 2011. Vogels revealed the squad’s roster Thursday and gave his thoughts on returning to race in the U.S. three months after Pegasus Racing collapsed.
South African Darren Lill was third in the fourth stage of his country's home tour on Wednesday.
Pegasus riders convened for a team-bonding camp in Queensland, Australia, in late November. But once learning the team had been denied Pro Continental status in late December, the exodus to other teams began. Many have found new rides for 2011, however several riders are still without confirmed jobs.
The public soap opera that has developed over the past few week between Trent Lowe, Matt White and Slipstream Sports has had all the intrigue of a John Grisham novel — blackmail, betrayal, firings, lawyers and a Spanish doctor with a controversial past.
The team's future is uncertain, but Pegasus Sports' 2011 race bikes are still interesting. Nick Legan takes a look.
Even after Pegasus Sports' ambitious plans collapsed this month, a new effort to create a Tour de France-caliber team based in Australia seems to be taking wings.
Despite recent reports of its demise, Pegasus Sports has secured enough money to save its ambitious plans to field a UCI Pro Continental team in 2011.
Contrary to reports that Pegasus Sports’ nascent team has disbanded, CEO Chris White affirmed to VeloNews Monday he has every intention to fulfill the UCI requirements required by the December 15 deadline extension and register as a Pro Continental team in 2011.
Just who is the title sponsor of Australia’s preeminent cycling team, and what is stopping Pegasus Sports CEO Chris White from revealing its identity?
Denied a shot at a ProTeam license, Australian Pegasus Sports will register as a UCI Professional Continental team for the coming season.