Team Ineos has determined the list of leader racers who will appear on the Tour de France , and Giro d’Italia this year. Los Galacticos in the world of bicycle racing dropped Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal , and Chris Froome on the Tour de France. While Richard Carapaz, and Rohan Dennis rode in the Giro.
Bernal, and Thomas who placed first, and second in the 2019 Tour de France, were confirmed to be the leaders of Team Ineos on the Tour de France. While Richard Carapaz as the defending champion Giro, certainly spearheading Team Ineos in Italy
“We see Richard (Carapaz) will race the Giro and try to defend his title there. Then Geraint (Thomas) and Egan (Bernal) will take the challenge, and focus on the Tour de France,” Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford said Thursday (1/17) evening local time.
Apart from Bernal and Thomas, Brailsford made sure that Chris Froome would race in France. Brailsford revealed, Froome really craved his fifth title on the Tour de France. Therefore, the British superstar is trying hard to win at the event this year.
“Chris (Froome) will return. He still really craves his fifth victory on the Tour de France. He is working hard to get back to the best level to be competitive again,” he said.
Meanwhile, world individual Individual Time Trial (ITT) champion Rohan Dennis will be sent to Italy to accompany Carapaz. In addition to Giro, the Australian rider is also focused on winning the gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Team Ineos is also preparing young drivers such as Tao Geoghegan Hart, Jhonathan Narvaez, Pavel Sivakov and Ivan Sosa to take part in the Grand Tour this season.
“We will combine some of them into the Tour team, and the Giro team to gain experience,” he continued.
After completing the training camp in Mallorca, Team Ineos relied on Dennis and Sivakov on the Tour Down Under, this weekend. After that, Bernal and Carapaz will fly to Latin America to dive in the Colombia Tour 2.1, February.
“I think this is a season full of opportunities, and excitement, and everyone is getting ready to go. We want to race with enthusiasm, try to win, and choose the brave option. We are trying to realize great things for our supporters,” he stressed . (*)