IG Markets, Leading Global Provider of Contracts for Difference Announces Sponsorship Deal for Australia’s Premiere Cycling Event “Santos Tour Down Under”
(News4us.com) January 08, 2011
IG Markets, a leading global provider of Contracts for Difference and part of IG Group, is pleased to announce its official sponsorship of Stage 6 of the Santos Tour Down Under. The expanded sponsorship deal now gives IG Markets naming rights to Stages 1, 2 and 6 of the Santos Tour Down Under. IG Markets is also an official partner of Team Sky, an elite international cycling team.
This collaboration brings together superior service in online CFD trading, Australia’s premiere cycling event and outstanding performance in competitive racing. IG Markets will be a major part of the beginning of the global nine-month cycling season for 2011.
Running from 16 to 23 January, the Santos Tour Down Under is the country’s most prestigious cycling race and the first stage of the UCI WorldTour. IG Markets is proud to sponsor the most anticipated stages; both the start, and the race’s thrilling final.
Celebrating the opening of the cycling season in Adelaide, this is an important race for IG Markets, cycling fans and Australian tourism alike. Last year, over three-quarters of a million local and international spectators took to the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia, supporting the champions of cycling.
Tamas Szabo, Chief Executive of IG Markets Australia commented, “It is thrilling to be involved in this spectacular race, where we can celebrate the world’s cycling champions right up to finishing line.”
“IG Markets is recognised as Australia’s leading CFD provider, with an established presence in key markets around the world, including the UK, Europe, US, Japan and Singapore. On a global scale, our award-winning services are a perfect match for such an internationally renowned sport; where dedication, performance and innovation are paramount to remain leaders in their respective fields.”
Many IG Markets clients share a passion for this highly competitive sport, and will be getting behind Team Sky during the Santos Tour Down Under and the consecutive international races.
With some big names, including Australian quartet Simon Gerrans, Mathew Hayman, Michael Rogers and Chris Sutton, IG Markets is proud to be partners with this elite cycling team.
This will be a very exciting year for IG Markets, as it supports Australia’s biggest cycling event, and follows the Team Sky racing champions around the world. Visit http://www.ig.com/au or follow @IG_Cycling on Twitter for more information and updates.
About the Santos Tour Down Under:
Santos Tour Down Under is the beginning of the UCI WorldTour and is the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. It was first held in 1999, and the week-long event brings the top professional cycling teams from around the world to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia each January. This year’s race will be particularly exciting, with Lance Armstrong competing in his last international professional cycling event.
About IG Markets:
IG Markets is Australia’s No. 1 CFD provider* and an international in financial derivatives, principally Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on over 7,000 global share CFDs, along with indices, forex trading, commodities, options, binaries and more. IG Markets is part of the IG Group, a UK FTSE 250 member with over 120,000 active clients worldwide. For further information please call 1800 601 799 or visit http://www.ig.com/au.
29% of CFD traders choose IG Markets as their main provider vs. 20% for the next largest provider – Investment Trends May 2010 CFD Report.
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