Rabobank to end sponsorship of Rabo-Liv after 2016 as it cuts ties to cycling

Rabobank has announced it is ending all of its professional sports sponsorship, including Marianne Vos' Rabo-Liv team, after the 2016 season

The Rabo Liv team celebrate their bronze medal in the 2015 UCI World Championships TTT (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Rabobank has announced that it will end all of its professional sports sponsorship deals after next season. Its current deals with the Dutch cycling union (KNWU), Rabo Development Team and Rabo-Liv women's team will be allowed to expire at the end of 2016.

The Dutch bank have been involved in cycling sponsorship since 1996, but pulled out of men's professional cycling in 2012 after the publication of USADA's report into Lance Armstrong and US Postal Service's doping regime.

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