An impossible task. It was many experts ' judgment, as mediegiganten Sky announced his exit from the sport and sent the teamboss David Brailsford on the hunt for a new and just as wasteful sponsor. Billions of dollars are over the past decade, shot by the team that this year alone, according to british media has a budget of around 300 million crowns.
it Now seems, however, that the task was to overcome Brailsford. Cyclingnews.com states as a matter of fact on Thursday that the team next year will be known as Team Ineos, as Britain's richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, to have said that his chemicals group jointly Ineos becomes the new navnesponsor.
Thus it seems any ambition to be in business with the state-owned colombian oil company Ecopetrol to be abandoned. The solution came in the speech, as Team Sky in February ran the race in Colombia, and Brailsford held a meeting with the country's president and minister for sport.
David Brailsford is not necessarily popular, but it is undisputed that he is a capable manager. Now, from all indications, he has landed a storsponsor as the successor of mediegiganten Sky. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix.
Ineos is already well-known in the sports world, since the group and Ratcliffe last year, is said to have invested 110 million pounds – barely one billion dollars – in the fight to achieve with in the America's Cup in sailing with the team Ineos Team UK. For the same amount can Team Sky in its current form is easily driven in three years.
Cyclingnews.com writes that the Team Sky sports director Matteo Tosatto during the UAE Tour, revealed to the Spanish newspaper Marca that the team had secured a new european sponsor, and that the name will be unveiled before the Tour de France.
It turns out, writes nyhedssitet, to the website TeamIneos.com is reserved. Twitter account @teamineos is signed up in march of this year.
Team Sky have not wanted to comment on the information, write cyclingnews.com.
Owned by multimilliardær
Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe is today the owner of 60 percent of the business and is known as an adventurer with grand gestures. The 64-year-old chemical engineer, is among other things love boating and own two superyatchts. The one Hampshire II has in follow the English media a value of 1.1 billion. crowns. Forbes assessed in march 2017 Jim Ratcliffes fortune to 65,7 billion. crowns, which places him at number 140 among the richest persons in the world.
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