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by Mark Zalewski
December 8, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017; Jack Bobridge on retiring at 27: ‘At the end of the day health comes first’; One less WorldTour team in 2017? Rider agent ‘very concerned’ about Chinese team TJ Sport; Velon creating new race series; Stefan Schumacher signs with Kuwait-Cartucho.es; Kenyan cyclist who lost leg in crash talks about life after amputation; Tom Boonen: I needed a sports psychologist after Abu Dhabi Tour crash; Cameron Wurf returning to pro racing with triathlon ambitions; Four days of Dunkirk reveals course and name change to Tour des Hauts-de-France; Giro del Trentino becomes Tour of the Alps; 2017 Oceania Track Cycling Championships; Record-setting attempt to ride around Great Britain underway; Strava calculates the fastest cyclists by country; KASK extends sponsorship with Team Sky; Christian Meier on his final pro race; Adorable cyclocross racer shows how barriers are done.
Italian helmet maker KASK announced it will continue to sponsor Team Sky, through the end of the 2020 season.
“Team Sky entrusting the safety of their riders to us is both a big honour and a big responsibility, one that we strive hard year on year to both match and exceed. At KASK, we always keep the pressure on our programme of research and development,” said Diego Zambon, general manager at KASK.
“Having worked with KASK directly for the last eight years it was an easy decision to continue that collaboration together,” Carsten Jeppesen, head of technical operations at Team Sky.
“Our riders and technicians demand the best in terms of protection, comfort and performance when tackling whatever they face in races and training; we need continued innovation and development from our helmet supplier to ensure we stay ahead of the pack in every way we can. That’s what we expect, and that’s what we get from KASK.”
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