Sunweb to become first name sponsor for Giant-Alpecin from 2017

The German team announce a three-year deal with the new sponsor in their Tour de France first rest day press conference

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Giant-Alpecin have secured sponsorship for a further three-years, but will operate under a new guise with European tour operators Sunweb signing on as first name sponsor.

Sunweb has been a partner with the team since 2015, but will become lead sponsor in the deal which will commence from January 1 2017.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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