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2020: INEOS Grenadiers re-brand and INEOS hand sanitiser

The new INEOS Grenadiers kit and re-brand was revealed at a launch event in Nice, ahead of the start of the Tour de France in August.

The team will represent the no-nonsense 4x4 in races all over the world.

INEOS Grenadiers Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “The INEOS Grenadiers is a new name but one that sums up who we have always been. It is a new partnership but one that epitomises our existing team values - ambition, grit, determination, resourcefulness, tenacity and passion.
“This is a deepening of our relationship with INEOS and a brilliant example of how being a part of the INEOS group presents so many opportunities for us to be greater together. 
“Just like the Grenadier, we are a team built on purpose. We know what we need to do and have the right team to get the job done. We are here with a clear ambition and are going all in to make it happen.”

In April 2020 as COVID-19 spread rapidly, Team INEOS answered the call to help set up and work on the logistics new hand sanitiser distribution.

The project brought together the manufacturing and enterprise of INEOS led by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the racing team logistics led by Sir Dave Brailsford. The major initiative brought together the very best of all INEOS and its teams in a race against the clock.

INEOS announced that it would bring its production plant at Newton Aycliffe in Teesside online in just 10 days and that deliveries would start immediately afterwards. It repeated this in Herne Germany and French plants in Lavera and Étain. In July we were proud to support INEOS Hygienics as it launched as a global consumer healthcare business.

2019: Team ownership and Team INEOS

In 2019 INEOS became the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the Team’s holding company), signifying a fresh start following the conclusion of Team Sky’s decade-long ownership by Sky and 21st Century Fox.

The team was officially launched in May 2019 as Team INEOS at a press conference, held at The Fountaine Inn in Linton, West Yorkshire.

Speaking at the launch, Founder and Chairman of INEOS, Sir Jim Ratcliffe said: “INEOS believes that individuals can excel when challenged and great teams can achieve extraordinary results. We see the same belief and commitment in Team INEOS. Sir Dave Brailsford and the Team share our vision and values.”

Sir Dave Brailsford said: “This is a momentous day for the Team, our fans and cycling in general. It is the start of an exciting new chapter for us and we’re all really looking forward to our future with INEOS at the helm.”
Team INEOS launch: Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford

Team INEOS launch: Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford

INEOS believes that being physically active is essential to health and wellbeing. Throughout its history it has supported youth sports groups. More recently, investing significant amounts in grassroots community projects to professional sport.

INEOS currently owns INEOS Team UK, the British challenger for the America’s Cup, French Ligue 1 football side OGC Nice, in addition to Swiss club Lausanne-Sport. They are also a Principal Partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team. It has always taken a strong interest in youth sports and supports children’s running charities, including The Daily Mile and GO Run For Fun, which encourage millions of children to become active through running. In October 2019 Eliud Kipchoge became the first human to run a sub two-hour marathon, as part of the INEOS funded 1:59 Challenge.   

Sir Jim Ratcliffe added: “Part of our interest in sports is to help encourage health and fitness in children and adults. Cycling is a great way to get fit and I want Team INEOS to continue to play its part in getting more and more people to enjoy cycling, both as a leisure activity and a sport.”

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