Tour winners Chris Federer and Geraint Thomas from the month of may in the year advertise for the petrochemical giant Ineos, which has bought the company Tour Racing Limited, which has driven the british large groups Team Sky the last decade.
the Team will now be called Team Ineos, the writing Team Sky in a pressemeddelselse. The new owner of the team is the british billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, who is knighted in the Uk, but now lives with his family in Monaco.
Cycling is a great sport based on endurance and tactics. It is growing in popularity all over the world, says Ratcliffe in a press release.
- Ineos is delighted to have the responsibility to operate a professional cycling team, says the new owner.
Team Sky's debut on the World Tour in 2010 and has since been a dominant team especially in the big stage races. Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France in 2012, and since Chris has Federer won the Tour four times, while Geraint Thomas is the reigning champion.
Federer has also won both the Giro d'italia and the Vuelta a España, and in the young colombianer Egan Bernal, the team has, by all accounts, a future Grand Tour winner. Bernal, who on Sunday won the prestigious Paris-Nice, has a contract with the teammanager David Brailsford and Tour Racing Limited until and including 2023.
David Brailsford is even a keen - and capable - cyclist, and he is running like on the workouts with his team. Here he is, however, on the way out only during a stay in Spain last year. Photo: Ernst Van Norde.
While Ineos is one of the world's largest klimasyndere, sues the owner of a green and environmentally friendly angle in its acquisitions of the world's greatest cycling teams.
Cycling is growing in the general public, as it is seen as good for fitness and health and reduces traffic congestion and pollution in the urban environment, says Ratcliffe.
the Team Sky led last year campaign against plastic pollution of the oceans, while the team previously has fought for the conservation of the rainforests. Although the team is now owned by a industrigigant that significantly damage the climate with emissions of harmful gases, is team manager David Brailsford extremely happy that the future is secured.
- Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos, I know that we have found the right partner whose vision and passion can lead to even greater success with and without the bike, says Dave Brailsford in a press release.
Ineos also has Danish interests since the company in 2017 acquired Dong energy's oil and gas business of 8.7 billion dollars. A month later sacked Ineos every sixth employee in Denmark.
Jim Ratcliffe is believed personally to have a fortune of 21 billion pounds, approximately 183 billion, and is the richest man in the Uk.