11 Sep 2009

Henderson confirmed in Sky cycle team

5:54 am on 11 September 2009

The New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson has been confirmed to ride in the new British Sky team for next season.

The 31-year-old former World and Commonwealth Games track champion moves from the American Columbia team.

He's had nine victories this year, including a stage on the Tour of Spain.

Henderson says the main reason why he's decided to move to Sky is because he likes the guys involved in producing what will be a world-beating team.

Team Sky, who have yet to confirm ProTour status for their inaugural season, will aim to compete in the world's leading races, including the Tour de France.

They are sponsored by the British broadcaster.