INEOS Grenadiers
INEOS Grenadiers
  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Founded 2010
  • Team Principal Dave Brailsford
  • UCI Code IGD
  • Bike Sponsor Pinarello

UCI WorldTeam

INEOS Grenadiers

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Ineos Grenadiers, or Team Sky as some of us still erroneously call them, are the brainchild of David Brailsford, the man who masterminded Great Britain’s track cycling success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Brailsford set out with the idea that he could transfer his marginal gains approach from the track onto the road, declaring the lofty goal of winning the Tour de France with a British rider within five years. Two years after Brailsford created the team in 2010 they achieved their goal and won the 2012 Tour with Bradley Wiggins. Since then they’ve won the Tour six more times with Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and, most recently, Egan Bernal.

They’ve rebranded during the 2019 season and now bear the brand name of British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s petrochemicals company. From a team that was once fully focussed on the Tour, Ineos have now transformed themselves into a team with far-reaching goals that stretch throughout the season.

They remain focused on discovering the sport’s next major talents, though, and have brought in a handful of youngsters for 2023 who they hope will develop into gems in the coming years. These new recruits will not only get the honour of learning the WorldTour ropes from some of Ineos’ dependable veterans, like Thomas, Michał Kwiatkowski, and Luke Rowe, but also from their current crop of superstars, like Bernal, Tom Pidcock, Filippo Ganna and Ethan Hayter.

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The Team

Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna

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Tom Pidcock

Tom Pidcock

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1989

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

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Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

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Jhonnatan Narvaez

Jhonnatan Narvaez

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