The INEOS Grenadiers have today outlined our plans for the rest of the season and confirmed the leaders for each of the Grand Tours.
“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. 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.
“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.”
The INEOS Grenadiers have also today announced the team of eight riders who will race the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday 29th August in Nice.
The eight riders are:
Dylan van Baarle
Sir Dave Brailsford added: “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.”
Richard Carapaz – 27 – Ecuador
The Ecuadorian will make his Tour de France debut in 2020, adding climbing prowess and race-winning know-how to the team. Carapaz won the Giro d’Italia last season and carries strong form into the race following a recent stage victory at the Tour of Poland.
Kwiatkowski will line up in Nice for his 10th Grand Tour appearance. A former world champion, the Pole is capable of winning some of the sport’s biggest one-day races but has never compromised his preparation for the Tour, playing a vital team role time and again.