INEOS Grenadiers are pleased to announce the signing of talented Spanish stage racer, Oscar Rodríguez, securing his commitment to the team until the end of 2026.
Rodríguez, known for his strong climbing ability, scored his breakthrough Grand Tour stage victory at La Camperona on stage 13 of the 2018 Vuelta a España. Oscar has demonstrated resilience and impressive strength of character this season, coming back from a serious crash which saw him abandon the Giro d’Italia on stage 11.
Rod Ellingworth, Deputy Team Principal, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Oscar to the INEOS Grenadiers family. Over the years he’s consistently demonstrated his talent and ability to support his teammates over tough, mountainous terrain. He has the tenacity to seize an opportunity when it’s presented and take victories of his own – a characteristic we encourage in our riders. He will further strengthen our roster, and I’m sure his cool head and upbeat personality will be a great fit with our rider group."
Oscar Rodríguez shared his thoughts on the partnership, adding, "I’m really happy to be joining the INEOS Grenadiers. It’s always been a dream of mine to be part of this Team, one of the best in the world, and so this is a pretty special feeling.
"The mountains are my natural habitat so that’s where I hope to provide the most support to the team. I can’t wait to be out there pushing it on the climbs with my team-mates wearing an INEOS jersey. It’s going to be fun!
"To ride with guys like Egan and Geraint, who have both won the Tour de France, will be a real honour. I’m looking forward to learning from both of them, and using their knowledge to help improve myself as a rider."