Cycling

Chris Froome's Team Ineos exit 'a matter of when not if' - report

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Chris Froome of Team Ineos

Image credit: Getty Images

ByEurosport
28/06/2020 at 10:56 | Updated 28/06/2020 at 11:15

Tour de France champion Chris Froome is getting closer to leaving Team Ineos as he looks to secure an outright leadership role in pursuit of a record-equalling fifth Tour title, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

  • Bradley Wiggins on the day he first took yellow on La Planche des Belles Filles
  • Trek-Segafredo split riders for Tour de France and Giro d’Italia training camps
Cycling

Nairo Quintana escapes serious injury after being hit by car

4 HOURS AGO

The Times reported earlier in June that Israel Start-Up Nation had made an offer to Froome, but are reportedly more likely to sign him when his contract expires at the end of the year on a long-term contract.

Froome is said to have fallen out with Ineos boss Dave Brailsford and the 35-year-old's spot in Ineos' 2020 team is no longer guaranteed.

Froome - 'Finestre felt my real personality coming out, I rose to the occasion'

00:03:54

The reported falling-out stems from Brailsford's announcement in January that Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas would return to the team in the summer to share team leadership responsibilities.

Froome only returned to competitive action in the UAE Tour in February this year after crashing out at the 2019 Criterium du Dauphiné.

He is currently training at altitude in the ski resort Isola south-eastern France as he looks to make the British team’s eight-man Tour squad that will set off from Nice on August 29.

But according to the report in Italy, Froome's Ineos departure could be settled soon.

Israel Start-Up Nation became UCI ranked in 2015 and have not yet won a major stage or classic race.

Cycling

Cycling-Quintana hit by car during training, sustains possible knee injury

7 HOURS AGO
Cycling

Watch first ever Virtual Tour de France live on Eurosport

14 HOURS AGO
Related Topics
Cycling
Share this with
Copy
Share this article