Deloitte to sponsor MTN-Qhubeka in 2016

Financial consultants Deloitte become a new sponsor to the MTN-Qhubeka team, who will be sponsored by Dimension Data next season

MTN chases on stage eighteen of the 2015 Tour of Spain
(Image credit: Watson)

Deliotte has been named as a backer for the MTN-Qhubeka, days after Dimension Data was announced as the team's new title-sponsor.

With MTN and Samsung set to withdraw their support at the end of the 2015 season, the team have been on the hunt for partners before announcing any new signings for next season.

Team principal Doug Ryder said in a statement that Deloitte's goals accurately matched the team's aspirations to help the African continent and develop cycling.

“We are incredibly excited to have Deloitte become one of our main sponsors. Deloitte’s mission is to help their clients excel and has a purpose to make an impact that matters,” said Ryder. “This is a perfect match for our team as we continue to ride to promote and develop cycling on the African continent and to support our #BicyclesChangeLives campaign through the Qhubeka charity.”

One signing that may now be possible with the backing of Deloitte is that of Mark Cavendish, who is currently without a team for 2016.

It was reported that the Manxman would be required to bring a sponsor on board if the team are to be able to afford his wages, and with Deloitte now in the picture the signing could be more realistic.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.