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by Mark Zalewski
June 11, 2016
Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling crash; Critical response to media coverage of Michigan crash; Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia; New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5; On-board video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 4; Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade
The Katusha team is reportedly close to adding a second title sponsor, according to General manager Viatcheslav Ekimov, though the name is not yet public.
“We’re currently working on a sponsorship commitment and that will be decided very soon. Probably in the next week or two,” Ekimov told Cyclingnews at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Ekimov also indicated the sponsorship deal would be for three years.
“Katusha will continue, that we know, but we’ll also have another big secondary sponsor. The goal is to be an international team so I can say it’s not a Russian sponsor. We’re looking at another three-year commitment.”
Ekimov said that he has held off negotiating with riders for the upcoming transfer season because of this deal. However, with at least two WorldTour teams closing shop after this season, it will certainly be a buyer’s market for talent.
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