Abu Dhabi backer saves Ben Swift's TJ Sport/Lampre team

Last-minute deal should see the finalisation of the WorldTour's 18th team

Photo: Graham Watson

An Abu Dhabi backer has saved Ben Swift's TJ Sport/Lampre team, say those close to the last-minute deal.

The backer will take over the title sponsorship ahead of the 2017 season instead China's TJ Sport.

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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.