One of Michael's key sponsors, Skins Compression Garments, has confirmed
the company's continued support throughout his cancer treatment.
A new contract between Skins and Milton was due to be signed when Michael
was diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer at the beginning of July.
But, although Milton was prepared to downgrade Skins' commitment to reflect
his own inability to service the contract, Skins management decided to
maintain the relationship at the current level.
Alistair McColl, Marketing Manager at Skins, said Milton is an important
part of their business and they didn't hesitate to continue their support.
'Michael is a friend and an extraordinary talent. He is a real asset to
Skins and we have no doubt he will rise to the challenge and be back doing
his thing sooner than we all expect.
'His diagnosis was a real shock to all of us here at Skins. I guess we all
just assumed he was indestructible. We had no hesitation in signing the
agreement because the relationship is already so strong and we have gained
so much from it - from a personal and a business perspective. We're all
pulling for him,' said McColl.
Skins will soon launch a range of cycling garments which Milton is keen to
try as soon as he is well enough to get back on the bike. He expects his
health to improve in the weeks before surgery and is looking forward to
some light training.