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Sky announces ‘world's richest man of Great Britain’ as a new sponsor to start the Giro
Cycling, Sir Dave Brailsford, the general manager of Team Sky, could be the start of the Giro on may 11, the name of a new sponsor, disclose. According to the British newspapers The Times and The Daily Mail has Brailsford reached an agreement with Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe is the founder and principal shareholder of the British company Ineos and he is, according to the Sunday Times Rich List the richest man of Great Britain. The private estate of Jim Ratcliffe is estimated at 21 billion pounds (€24.6 billion). Ineos is building at 2024 two factories in Lillo. Good for 400 permanent jobs and the 3,000 during the four-year construction.

Ratcliffe, the chemical company in twenty years to the 50th largest in the world with 20,000 employees in 24 countries. The man lives to belastingredenen in Monaco. He is an avid amateur cyclist, which are money like in sport cross. Last year failed in an attempt to get Chelsea to buy Roman Abramovich. He is the main sponsor of the Inea Team UK, a sailing team that, in 2021, the famous America's Cup wants to win.

Ratcliffe would be willing to take the current budget of Team Sky, which is estimated to be 35 million pounds (41 million euro) to maintain. At Sky, one wants the message not to confirm or deny. However, confirms that the future of the team is ensured. (MG)

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