Bomb at the Ineos: Froome and Thomas will not go to the Tour

The British team announced on Wednesday its list of eight riders for the Tour that Egan Bernal will lead. Thomas will go to the Giro and Froome will race the Vuelta.


Bomb in the Ineos team 10 days after the Tour de France starts. The squad led by Sir Dave Brailsford has announced its team of eight cyclists for the Tour de France in which two of its great figures will not be present: Chris Froome, four times champion of the event, and Geraint Thomas, winner of the 2018 edition.

In this way, Egan Bernal will be the sole team leader for the French round. The Colombian will have at his side Richard Carapaz, called at the last minute by the team this Tuesday and Pavel Sivakov, who already stood out in the Dauphiné after the Colombian's absence in the last stages. Andrey Amador, Jonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski, Luke Rowe and Dylan Van Baarle complete the eight of the Ineos for the Tour.

In statements released by Ineos, Sir Dave Brailsford stated the reasons that led him to make this decision. "I am very proud that we have current and future Grand Tour champions in the team. Selecting the right leader in the ideal race and with the best support from the team is very important and that means we have to analyze all the latest information to make sure that we are in the best possible position to demonstrate our performance in the coming months.

Thomas will go to the Giro and Froome, to the Lap

Brailsford also wanted to justify the inclusion of Richard Carapaz in the team and announced that Geraint Thomas will be the leader of the Ineos in the Giro d'Italia (3-25 October). "Egan will be focused on the goal of the yellow jersey at the Tour de France and we are very excited that last year's Giro d'Italia winner Richard Carapaz will make his Tour debut this year. Geraint Thomas will focus on the Giro and have the opportunity to add the title to his Tour de France victory on another grand tour where he could become the first Welshman to win it "

The Ineos manager also revealed that Froome will be the team leader in the Vuelta a España (October 20 - November 8), where the Briton will seek his third title after winning the race in 2011 and 2017. "For his part, Chris Froome will focus in the Tour of Spain. Chris is a legend of our sport, a true champion who has shown incredible courage and determination in his return after his crash last year. We want to support him to compete in another great tour and La Vuelta will give him a little more time to continue your progress towards your best level "

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