- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch professional cycling team Team Belkin is looking for a new title sponsor after Belkin announced it is withdrawing its backing at the end of 2014.

Team managing director Richard Plugge says in a statement Tuesday the decision by the American electronics firm was “unfortunate.”

He says the team is already in contact with potential replacements and still has “sponsorship opportunities open” for this summer’s Tour de France.

Belkin became the team’s sponsor in mid-2013 after Rabobank ended its longtime sponsorship of the team in 2012 in the wake of doping scandals that have dogged the sport and former team members.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide