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Sky Sign Tour of Britain Winner

This yearís Tour of Britain winner Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has announced that he is to join Team Sky. Perhaps no great surprise that the aggressively ambitious team should want to sign the 27-year-old climber; wins at both the Tour de Mediterranean and Tour du Haut Var, topped off by ToB victory have seen an impressive year for him and the move from Endura Racing should certainly see further impressive results. Commenting on the two year deal Tiernan-Locke said, ĎItís an incredible opportunity for me to step up from the UCI Continental ranks, and although Iíve really enjoyed my time at Endura, I couldnít pass up the chance to join the worldís best team. When you look at the season Team Sky have had, to even be considered by them was a massive honour for me, so Iím over the moon to be riding for them in 2013Ö Iím under no illusions – itís going to be a big step up – but with all the support Iíll receive from the coaching staff, and having such talented riders around me, Iíll definitely be looking to up my game.í

 

Dave Brailsford, Team Sky Principal, commented, ĎAt Team Sky we are determined that the best British talent have the opportunities to compete at the highest level of our sport. We have monitored Jonathanís progress closely and are delighted to offer him this contract.í

 

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