Team Wiggins, the British Continental team set up last year by Bradley Wiggins, will use Hyundai cars in races and training for the remainder of the 2016 season, having signed their first vehicle sponsorship deal.
Hyundai Motor UK, the British subsidiary of the South Korean automobile company, has been named as the team’s official vehicle supplier in a partnership that begins this month with the option to extend into the 2017 season.
The i40 Tourer model will be used as the main in-race vehicle, driven by the directeurs sportifs behind the peloton with spare bikes on the roof and spare wheels, kit, and nutrition in the back. Hyundai will also supply two modified Santa Fe SUVs for other support staff along with an iLoad van for transporting equipment and luggage.
“We’re all chuffed to be working with a world-class brand like Hyundai. They’re a great fit for Team Wiggins as it’s a global company with a really positive spirit and attitude,” said Wiggins in a statement.
“The boys and I are hoping for a great year ahead on the professional cycling tour. The diversity of the Hyundai cars we have at our disposal means we’re 100% ready for the demands of the race schedule, be it on the tight Yorkshire lanes or down the streets of London for the Tour of Britain”.
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