sport“>Froome’s contract expires in December and it has been decided not to give the Brit a new contract, Team Ineos said in an official statement. “We are going to release this news earlier than expected to put an end to all speculation and allow us to fully focus on the upcoming season,” said Dave Brailsford, general manager of the British cycling team.
sport“>Brailsford looks back on a successful partnership with Froome. “He is a great champion and we have experienced great things together, but I believe this is the right decision for the team and for Chris himself. Understandably, also considering his achievements in recent years, he wants to be the only leader in the team. We cannot guarantee this at the moment. Elsewhere he could get that status, ”says Brailsford, who has two other Tour winners in addition to Froome in Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas.
sport“>”I have had a phenomenal time with the team and we have achieved a lot together. I will cherish all memories, ”says Froome. “I’m looking forward to a new challenge as I enter a new phase of my career. But for now I am fully focused on a fifth victory in the Tour de France with Team Ineos. ” The Tour de France has been postponed due to the coronavirus, but is now planned for August 29 to September 20. Then Froome, who last won the Tour in 2017, will try again to drive the yellow home.
Team Israel Start-Up Nation
sport“>It is already known where Froome’s future lies. The 35-year-old rider has been joining Team Israel Start-Up Nation for several years, the team that sprinter André Greipel also joined last year. It is a new cycling team that has taken over the Katoesja license for the UCI WorldTour this year and is owned by the wealthy investor Sylvan Adams.
sport“>”This is a historic moment,” exults Adams. “We are very proud. Chris is the best rider of his generation. He will be the leader in the Tour and the Grand Tours. We want to write history together and make sure that Froome might be seen as the best rider ever. ”
sport“>Froome says he is looking forward to probably the last team in his career. “The impact of Israel Start-Up Nation on sport is increasing. I feel we can achieve great things together ”.