More details revealed as new Bahrain Cycling Team officially announced

The signing of Vincenzo Nibali will have to wait until August 3, but the team is now officially going ahead

Vincenzo Nibali on stage 15 of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Bahrain will sponsor a new cycling team, expected to be in the WorldTour, in 2017 with Vincenzo Nibali as its star rider.

The small Middle East island today said that it would support the team through a group of businesses and partners. Cycling Weekly learned from inside sources in May that Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali will lead the team.

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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.