By Martin Ayres , VeloNews Correspondent
The Linda McCartney-Jacobs Creek team was in crisis talks Wednesdayafter parting company with its management, OC Racing & Promotions.
News of the split with OC Racing came hours after the team postponed itslaunch, which was due to be held in London’s Trafalgar Square on Friday,January 26.
Press officer John Deering said, “Talks continue between Linda McCartneyand the team’s representatives, Max Sciandri and Sean Yates, about forming anew management structure to continue operating the team.
“All riders and staff have given their approval and support to Max andSean. There is an atmosphere of solidarity and optimism that a positiveoutcome can be found, with a new structure likely to be announced in thenext 48 hours.”
There was no comment about the cause of the crisis, however it is thoughtto concern sponsorship of the team which is backed by the UK-based LindaMcCartney food company and Australia’s Jacobs Creek wine.