With all those riders already contracted it makes a lot more sense for it to be delayed for another year or so.too many riders. probably I'm wrong but what Plugge needed is a sponsor, a backer. Remco was not the target. Soudal's money was the target. and Daniel Benson is also saying he talked with 2 WT managers of other teams and they think the merger is more possiboe for 2025 (cause in 2024 they'd have 50 riders under contract)
in 2024 Pinarello ends its Ineos deal, in 2025 Specialized and Remco sig for Ineos, and Soudal-Visma Visma-Soudal are ready to go (38 riders contracted for 2025)
Unless it is all men for themselves.
Why Jumbo went all out this year? Won all three GTs. One last hurrah, before going out of business.