Comcast may continue Team Sky funding – report

Cycling outfit Team Sky may have been handed a funding lifeline, amid uncertain prospects after UK pay-TV broadcaster Sky announced in December that it would be withdrawing its backing at the end of 2019.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Comcast – which bought a 61-per-cent stake in Sky in 2018 – would be ready to offset 70 per cent of the team’s budget for 2020 and 2021, with Dave Brailsford continuing as manager, while it hunts for a new sponsor.

Sky have been the team’s main sponsors since 2010, achieving eight grand tour successes, with six British Tour de France winners.

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