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Bahrain: Nasser Bin Hamad’s support for cycling team
National security adviser and keen athlete Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has reportedly guaranteed to fund the Bahrain-McLaren professional cycling team next season, in the event backing is withdrawn by its chief sponsor, troubled sportscar manufacturer and F1 team operator McLaren. The cycling team competes at the top level of international cycling and has a number of high-profile riders on its books, including Mark Cavendish, Dylan Teuns and Sonny Colbrelli.
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