„Egan will once again target the yellow jersey in France and we are very excited to give last year’s Giro winner, Richard Carapaz, his debut in this year’s Tour also,“ Brailsford said, announcing the selection decision on Wednesday morning.
„Geraint will target the Giro and take on the opportunity to double up his Tour de France win with another Grand Tour title, with the aim of being the first Welshman to win it.
Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
„In turn, Chris Froome will target the Vuelta. Chris is a legend of our sport, a true champion who has demonstrated incredible grit and determination to come back from his crash last year. We want to support him to compete for another Grand Tour title and the Vuelta gives him that little bit more time to continue his progress to the top level.
„I am very proud that we have several current, and I am sure future, Grand Tour champions in the team. Selecting the right leader in the right race with the right support team is critical and has meant we have had to analyse all the latest information to make sure we are in the best position possible to optimise our performances in the coming months.“
Team Ineos will be known as the Ineos Grenadiers for the Tour de France.
They confirmed that their eight riders for the Tour will be:
Dylan van Baarle
„We have been analysing closely how we can win the Tour de France this year and we have a passionate team united by a common purpose, ready to get the job done,“ Brailsford said.