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Chinese company acquires Lampre-Merida's WorldTour licence

By Chen Yaping 29 Aug 2016

Chinese company TJ Sport Consultation has announced that it will replace CGS Cycling as the new license holder of Italian cycling team Lampre-Merida.

The company said that it is looking to create China's first WorldTour team from the 2017 season onwards. In coming weeks, a Chinese naming rights sponsor will be announced.

"The goals of the team will be the achievement of a high level of competitiveness in the Tour de France and the development of Chinese cycling in view of the participation in the next Olympic Games." as revealed in a statement from Lampre-Merida team.

"One of the commitments of TJ Sport Consultation, whose president is Mr Li Zhiqiang, is the development of cycling in all its useful purposes: cycling as a means of transport which promotes a sustainable mobility and cycling as a sport to be developed in all its disciplines and categories."

Source: cyclingnews

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