Team Sky is looking for new investors, because Sky will stop after 2020 with sponsors. One of the first interested people to the team to take over was none other than the Russian Oleg Tinkov. David Brailsford, manager of Team Sky, has the Rus thank you kindly, but refused. That has the Spanish newspaper AS heard.
Tinkov is known as the main sponsor of the team Thinkoff (-Saxo), the team where, among others, Alberto Contador and Sagan, for some reason. The team Thinkoff disappeared by the end of 2016 of the wielertoneel, but Tinkov has now been shown interest in Team Sky. The Russian wanted to per year 20 million to invest, but had a few conditions. He wanted to, for example, the responsibility for the structure of the team. David Brailsford, the manager of Sky, the eccentric Russian thank you very much and looking further for new investors.
What with the Chinese?
More likely is that the money of the rescue from China will come, reports AS. Before, it was clear that China is the visor on the cycling world focuses. Shane Sutton, an ex-coach of Team Sky, would work with the Chinese project Global Cycling Project, ” where the Brit Tim Kay’s CEO is. Kay said earlier in Cycling News that this project could exist within the existing structure of Team Sky, but concrete agreements are not there yet.
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