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Giant to sponsor Argos-Shimano pro team in 2014

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Giant are rumoured to be ending their sponsorship of the Belkin squad in favour of Argos-Shimano

Giant are rumoured to be ending their sponsorship of the Belkin squad in favour of Argos-Shimano (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Bianchi, currently sponsoring Vacansoleil-DCM, are likely to replace Giant as Belkin sponsors

Bianchi, currently sponsoring Vacansoleil-DCM, are likely to replace Giant as Belkin sponsors (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

Taiwanese manufacturers Giant will provide WorldTour team Argos-Shimano with bikes in 2014, claims a report in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

Giant currently supply the Belkin squad, who have ridden the company's bikes since 2009, when the team were sponsored by Rabobank. Belkin will switch to Bianchi bikes next season, claims the story. Bianchi's current team is Vacansoleil-DCM, who will not have a main sponsor in 2014.

BikeRadar sought confirmation from Argos-Shimano about the sponsorship changes. American brand Felt currently sponsor Argos-Shimano, so the move might mean their presence in the professional peloton is coming to an end.

However both Belkin and Argos-Shimano told BikeRadar there was "no news" on the matter of bike sponsorship.

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Sam started as a trainee reporter on daily newspapers in the UK before moving to South Africa where he contributed to national cycling magazine Ride for three years. After moving back to the UK he joined Procycling as a staff writer in November 2010.