The Rapha Condor Continental Cycling Team has today announced a new sponsorship deal with the JLT Group. Previous co-headline sponsor Sharp, who had been involved with the team for three and a half years, had recently announced their own plans to concentrate efforts at World Tour level (with Garmin-Sharp) leaving the way clear for JLT, an international group of Risk Specialists and Employee Benefits Consultants. 2013 will mark the sixth season that Rapha Condor has sponsored a British UCI registered team and the partnership with JLT is said to underline the team’s commitment to the future of British cycling, as the team continues to focus on its goal of developing young British talent.
Speaking on behalf of Rapha Condor, Grant Young of Condor cycles said, ‘I can’t wait for the 2013 to start, this is the next chapter in an exciting adventure for British cycle sport and the team. I am pleased we can work with another sponsor who understands our approach, ethics, passion for developing the sport from the grass roots up to the sky.’ Team manager John Herety added, ‘I am delighted that JLT share our enthusiasm about the way that this team aims to work with young riders. JLT understood this very quickly and they recognised that in the current environment in cycling a team like ours will educate young riders into making the correct choices.’