Team Sky would 'raise the bar' with rumoured bigger budget as Ineos sponsorship confirmed

'They'll probably buy Aston Martins for team cars, they'll have space shuttle buses and jet packs'

Team Sky could have a bigger budget with its new sponsor, Ineos (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky would "raise the bar" again with their rumoured bigger budget and new sponsor.

A source close to the team said that Sky's new backer Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest person, could bring a larger budget than its current £34 million annual deal.

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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.