"The current contract of Chris runs out in December, and we have not made the decision to extend the contract," said Ineos, team boss Dave Brailsford. Instead, Froome departs from 2021, together with the German professionals André Greipel, Rick Zabel and Nils Politt in the new Team, supported by the billionaire Investor Sylvan Adams. This language, according to the announced exchange of "a historic Moment" and called Froome "the best driver of our Generation". The veteran will in the future lead, of course, the Tour line-up of the team.
"the memories preserve"
Froome won in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the most important Cycling race in the world, and in his successful time at the British Cycling Dominators also the Champion in the other Grand tours the Vuelta and the Giro. "It was a phenomenal decade with the Team, we have together achieved so much, and I'll keep the memories always," said the 35-Year-old say goodbye to the Winter.
After a long Corona break it in Cycling from 1. August more to go, almost all of the major races will be in a highly streamlined of the season made up. Speculation that Froome could by corona additional exchange period, contingent in August already, this year's Tour (29. August to 20. September) for the racing team from Israel dispute, since Thursday from the table. Instead, the new contract on 1 to. August be signed and starting in the new year.
"I am looking forward to exciting new challenges, when I enter into the next Phase of my career. In the meantime, my focus is to win with the Team Ineos, a fifth Tour de France,“ said Froome, who expect in your own Team, Geraint Thomas and defending champion Egan Bernal hard competition. "I feel that we can achieve great things together," let Froome from his new Team quote.
The UK based Ineos, the hunted until the last year as Team Sky to titles and trophies, shall be the final generation. "Chris is a great Champion, and we have shared many great moments, but I think that this is the right decision for Chris and the Team," said team principal Brailsford.
Froome was interested, given his Vita and his numerous successes, "understandably eager" to assume the exclusive team management. "What we can't guarantee him at the moment," added Brailsford. Instead, the 23-year-young Bernal is expected back from Colombia even more in the leader role.Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 09:19