Yet they didn't replace them with other climbers and kept Yates.
Seriously, they have let a lot of good riders go and haven't replaced them, especially on the women's team. They need to hit the ground running next year or it's going to be even worse than last year.
Add to that Yates and Haig left in 2020 and you have five climbers leaving in two years, so the pivot is obvious - Yes, they have a smaller budget, but they had the money to keep A.Yates in 2021 and have still not spent this money, hence their interest in Dumoulin.
Anyway their new signing Campbell Stewart a trackie from NZ which continues their pivot away from GC - Stewart is an interesting prospect who has a quick finish.