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British professional cycling team that competes in the UCI World Tour. Also popular as Sky Procycling

  • Team Sky (Sky Procycling) is a British professional cycling team that competes in the UCI World Tour.
  • The team is based at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England.
  • Team member Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France, becoming the first British winner in its history. Fellow Briton Christopher Froome finished as the runner up.
  • The team was founded on February 2009 with sponsorship with BSkyB.
  • BSkyB provided £30 million in sponsorship for the team and will back the team as name sponsor until the end of 2013.
  • The team also receives further sponsorship from News Corporation and Sky Italia.
  • Pinarello supplies bicycle frames and forks.
  • Adidas is the teams official apparel and accessories partner.
  • Gatorade, Marks & Spencer, Oakley, IG Markets are additional sponsors and Jaguar are providers of the team cars.
  • In the 2011 Tour de France the team jerseys were changed to black and green.
  • For the 2013 season, it has been confirmed that clothing manufacturer Rapha will supply the team with their kit.
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