The INEOS Grenadiers have announced a ground-breaking partnership renewal extension with Science in Sport (SiS). The new agreement takes the longstanding partnership through to 2026.
The world leader in endurance nutrition, SiS’s team of embedded practitioners and world-class scientists first began working with the INEOS Grenadiers in 2015, when they were formerly known as Team Sky – a partnership which to date has achieved eight Grand Tour victories, including four Tour de France titles.
Since its inception, the partnership has been underpinned by a shared commitment and drive to deliver the best endurance nutrition products and service that provides an edge on rival teams.
For a number of years, SiS has embedded two nutritionists within the team year-round, as well as providing a backdrop of expertise from the World-Class in-house Science team led by Professor James Morton. This infrastructure allows SiS to respond to and meet the performance challenges of some of the world's best athletes and delivers turnkey solutions for INEOS Grenadiers Cycling Team.
As part of the new agreement, SiS has committed to a three-year PhD study at Liverpool John Moores University. The project will be dedicated to research into the specific performance challenges of INEOS Grenadiers, including a variety of focuses distinct to the needs of endurance cyclists. In addition, SiS will continue to provide bespoke products, designed to meet the complex and varying needs of individual riders; already demonstrated via the development of products within the SiS LAB Range.
Speaking on the renewal of the partnership, Stephen Moon, CEO of Science in Sport PLC, said: “At the core of Science in Sport is a philosophy of gaining deep elite insight, and this leading to the development of products to meet the needs of world-class athletes. Our longstanding relationship with INEOS Grenadiers has been the flagship of this approach. We have contributed to many of the great performances by INEOS Grenadiers over the years, and the partnership has led to the introduction of several products which our customers now use on a daily basis.
"I am delighted to see our partnership with the most successful team in World Tour cycling history renewed for another three years. The unparalleled Science in Sport model of embedding expertise in partner teams, together with the INEOS Grenadiers relentless drive to improve every detail of their performance, creates a perfect environment to deliver the best endurance nutrition products in the world.”
Rod Ellingworth, Deputy Team Principal of INEOS Grenadiers, said:
“The team’s long-standing partnership with SiS has been instrumental in delivering our riders the most scientifically advanced nutrition solutions in the sport. Our integrated, single team approach means we can deliver individualised products to specific bike riders quickly - while simultaneously pursuing longer term strategic R&D projects.
“In Stephen, James and the team at SiS we know the passion they have for our organisation and the level of care and attention to detail that goes into delivering the very best for our athletes.
“The SiS products are second to none, but it’s the pursuit of genuinely scientific, performance focused solutions that really distinguishes this partnership - which we’re delighted to extend for another three seasons.”
As INEOS Grenadiers continue to push boundaries in the sport, SiS’s committed experts will work more closely with the team than ever before, ensuring innovation remains a driving force in the team’s future successes, including the approaching Tour de France.