Fernando Alonso's team to announce sponsor soon

Cycling team of Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso could announce sponsor in next week, says manager Paolo Bettini

Paolo Bettini and Peter Sagan

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Team Fernando Alonso will announce its sponsor ahead of the big classics, maybe within the next week. Two-time world champion and the team's manager Paolo Bettini said this morning that the pieces are falling into place for the team's 2015 debut.

"We will announce the sponsor shortly," Bettini told journalists including Cycling Weekly. "It's only a matter of days. They have to finalise some of the details but before the big classics, you should know everything."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.