Tour de France winner Chris Froome says he is "delighted" to sign a new deal with Team Sky.

Team Sky have also confirmed the signature of Spanish climber Mikel Nieve while a further 10 riders are to renew their deals with the British squad including the likes of an Ian Stannard, Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez, Luke Rowe, Salvatore Puccio, Danny Pate, Xabier Zandio, Sergio Henao and Chris Sutton.

Froome, 28, who has been with Team Sky since 2010, said: ""This has been an incredible year for me and I am delighted to finish it off by signing a new contract with Team Sky.

"I have been with this team since the start and I know this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider."

Neive meanwhile finished 12<sup>th overall in this summer's Tour de France and is set to perform the role of mountain domestique for Team Sky, slotting into the place left by Rigoberto Uran who has joined Omega Pharma – Quick-Step.

Team Sky performance manager Rod Ellingworth said: "Everyone is excited to kick things off again in 2014 and we do so with what we believe is the most talented team in the world.

"We have consolidated what is an incredibly strong group of guys over the winter. The team's core remains intact and that is important going forward.

"Everyone is committed to keep improving and we always look to provide the best environment for riders to do that."