Team Sky is from may 1 Team Ineos. That the British wielerformatie Tuesday afternoon announced. The strongest team in the big tours that all the existing contracts in this way will be respected.
Chemical company Ineos has with Jim Ratcliffe is one of the richest people of Great Britain to the head. His private estate is estimated at 24.6 billion euros. Ratcliffe is the new owner of Tour Racing Limited, the company is above the team.
The takeover of Sky, including Tourwinnaars Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas in the ranks, hung for a while in the air and was Tuesday confirmed.
Team INEOS makes his debut on 2 may in the peloton during the Tour of Yorkshire.
Team Sky will become Team INEOS from 1 May. The launch or Team INEOS will take place at the Tour de Yorkshire.
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Ratcliffe sees cycling as a sport with a growing popularity worldwide. “It is a fantastic uithoudingssport, with a lot of tactical insights,” says Radcliffe. “It is a sport that fitness and health a high priority carries. Cycling also contributes to the reduction of pollution in cities, a responsibility that we have at INEOS happy to help.”
Team boss David Brailsford was delighted with the news. “This is fantastic news for the team, the fans and the sport as a whole. This makes an end to the uncertainty around the team. I am sure that we are working with INEOS the right partner is found. Their vision, passion and pioneering spirit can give us in the future to success lead, perhaps even greater than in the past. This is the start of a new chapter for us.”