Revolution in Ineos with Porte, Pidcock, De Plus and Martínez

The team announced this Friday the signing of the Australian, third in the last Tour, and the Colombian, winner in Puy Mary, in addition to Pidcock and Laurens de Plus.


Revolution in the Ineos team. Sir Dave Brailsford's squad is already looking to 2021, the first year without Froome in the team after ten seasons, and the first step was the announcement this Friday of four high-caliber signings: Richie Porte, Daniel Martínez, Tom Pidcock and Laurens from Plus.

With the arrival of these four riders and the already announced signing of Adam Yates, Ineos closes its squad for 2021 in which it will mix veteran and future with figures such as Thomas and Porte on the one hand and Bernal Pidcock or Daniel Martínez on the other.

Particularly noteworthy is Richie Porte's 'homecoming'. The Australian, third in the last Tour de France, already raced in the team between 2012 and 2016, then under the name of Sky and will end his career in the British team. "I had four fantastic years and some of my best moments here. I had several options this year and I am very motivated to finish my career in this fantastic team. I have been privileged in all the teams I have been but the camaraderie here is incredible. I am here. motivated to continue fighting for victories and compete against the best in the world. I know my role, I know I can win races, but I see myself as a good climber and that's what I want to do "

Another novelty is that of Daniel Martínez, who lands in the team after conquering the Dauphiné and taking the stage in Puy Mary in the last Tour. "I have made great progress in the last few seasons and I feel very lucky with the support I have had, but the opportunity to race at Ineos is so good that I could not miss it. I think it is the right time to try to go to the next level. and it motivates me a lot to learn from the best in the world. I know Egan and other guys from the team, so it will be nice to continue racing with compatriots, "he said.

The Belgian Laurens De Plus also arrives at Ineos, with whom the British team snatches the Jumbo-Visma from a rider who already stood out in the 2019 Tour de France. "I am very happy for this opportunity. In the peloton everyone is talking about the team and how they take cycling to another level. I wanted to be part of this. It has not been an easy decision but racing for this team has been my dream for a long time. Last year's Tour was a breakthrough for me and I want to continue on that path. I am eager to learn from great runners and prove it for years to come. "

Complete the list of signings Tom Pidcock, one of the young promises of British and world cycling, champion this year of the Giro Sub-23, where he also took three stages, and world champion of cyclo-cross in the junior and sub-23 category, in addition runner-up in 2020 in the senior category, joining the team at the end of the cyclocross season on March 1, 2021. "I am very excited to sign with Ineos-Grenadiers. Like many British riders of my generation, I have always wanted to compete with this team, the best in the world. I want to race, learn and grow as a cyclist and to have the opportunity to do it in this team is incredible. I feel that I am prepared for the World Tour, but also for other disciplines with the support of the team ".

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