When the Tour de France-winner Geraint Thomas 30. april to start in etapeløbet Santa Around, it will be the first time, he and teammates run during holdnavnet Team Ineos.
Kemikalievirksomheden Ineos announced in march that it takes over the sponsorship of the storholdet Team Sky in a deal that would apply officially from 1. may.
The new name should have debut in the Tour de Yorkshire, which begins on the day after. But the name change is going to come into force before the planned, write cyclingnews.com.
It is due to the six days long Santa Around going 30. april the day before the announced omdåb.
According to The International Cykelunions (UCI) rules it is not allowed to run a stage race under two different team names.
however, It is still the plan, that the team's new jerseys will be presented in connection with the Tour de Yorkshire.
the media company Sky announced in december that it would stop its sponsorship of the team, who has won the Tour de France six of the last seven years.
Holdledelsen went on the hunt for a new sponsor, who could lead the team on. According to the technical director Carsten Jeppesen, one could pick and choose between the several companies, who were ready to take over the obligations.
the Choice fell on Ineos, which is headed by Britain's richest man, Jim Ratcliffe. Ineos is reportedly set to run the team on the current budget, which is cycling's biggest.
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