British Cycling has asked Team Sky to move out of the Manchester Velodrome, according to a report in The Guardian.
While British Cycling is based at the Manchester velodrome campus and Team Sky have several bases, the team still occupies some offices at the velodrome.
And in the interests of making it clear that British Cycling and Team Sky are separate entities, the Guardian reports a formal request that the team finds other accommodation in the UK is about to be made.
“Board members at British Cycling are understood to have pushed for a discernible split between the two organisations which have shared a base and personnel since Team Sky were founded in 2010,” the paper writes.
“They believe it would be a significant move in the battle to restore British Cycling’s reputation, with an announcement expected early next week.
“The closeness of the two has been the source of great consternation during the past 14 months as each lurched from one damaging episode to another.”
While in some ways the relationship has been mutually beneficial, questions have long been raised about the potential conflict of interests between the Murdoch backed Team Sky and the publicly funded British Cycling.