Today (May 1st 2019) heralds the start of a new chapter for Team INEOS.

INEOS is now the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the Team’s holding company), signifying a fresh start following the conclusion of Team Sky’s decade-long ownership by Sky and 21st Century Fox.

Team INEOS officially launched at a press conference, held at The Fountaine Inn in Linton today, with Sir Dave Brailsford, Team INEOS team principal, and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder, and Chairman of INEOS, in attendance.

The launch also marked the official unveiling of the Team’s new kit for the remainder of the 2019 season, with four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome showcasing Team INEOS’ new colors at the event.

Tomorrow, the Team races in its new black and burgundy colors for the first time as Team INEOS at the Tour de Yorkshire.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe said: “INEOS believes that individuals can excel when challenged and great teams can achieve extraordinary results. We see the same belief and commitment to Team INEOS. Sir Dave Brailsford and the Team share our vision and values.”

Sir Dave Brailsford said: “This is a momentous day for the team, our fans, and cycling in general. It is the start of an exciting new chapter for us and we’re all really looking forward to our future with INEOS at the helm.”

INEOS believes that being physically active is essential to health and wellbeing. Throughout its history, it has supported youth sports groups. More recently, investing significant amounts in grassroots community projects to professional sport.

INEOS currently owns INEOS Team UK, the British challenger for America’s Cup, and the Swiss football club, Lausanne-Sport. It has always taken a strong interest in youth sports and supports children’s running charities, including The Daily Mile and GO Run For Fun, which encourages millions of children to become active through running.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe added: “Part of our interest in sports is to help encourage health and fitness in children and adults. Cycling is a great way to get fit and I want Team INEOS to continue to play its part in getting more and more people to enjoy cycling, both as a leisure activity and a sport.”

ESPAÑOL

Desde hoy el equipo ciclístico británico, el más poderoso del mundo se llamará Team Ineos. Los colombianos Egan Bernal, Sebastián Henao e Iván Sosa tienen nueva pinta.

Sky es el equipo que revolucionó el ciclismo, el que ha mandado en los últimos años y el que con un presupuesto muy superior al de sus rivales ha invertido en tecnología que le ha permitido llevar a este deporte en la ruta a un nivel superior. A la cabeza de Dave Brailsford, Sky conquistó grandes títulos y llevó a Chris Froome a consagrarse como uno de los mejores de todos los tiempos. Ahora, desde este miércoles 1 de mayo, ya no se llamará más el Team Sky, sino Team Ineos. Este miércoles se presentó la nueva indumentaria del equipo, en la que el colombiano Egan Bernal es protagonista.