The streets of Chris Froome and Team Ineos will separate. A divorce that was in the air but is now official: his contract, which expires in December, will not be renewed. It will therefore be the last season of Froome with the jersey of the British team led by Sir Dave Brailsford.
One of the longest and most successful sports weddings in the history of cycling, which lasted 10 years, ends. His contract, which expires in December, will not be renewed. It will therefore be the last season of Froome with the jersey of the British team led by Sir Dave Brailsford.
One of the longest and most successful in the history of cycling, which lasted 10 years, ends. A phenomenal decade: with Team Ineos (which until April 2019 was called Team Sky) the champion has won 7 Great Laps: 4 times the Tour de France, one Giro d'Italia, two Vuelta.
A total of 46 wins. "We are making this announcement earlier than would normally be the case, to put an end to recent speculation and allow the team to focus on the coming season. Chris has been with us from the start. He is a great champion and we have shared many memorable moments over the years, but I think this is the right decision for us and for him.
We are not able to guarantee him a leadership of a unique team," said Brailsford, chairman of Ineos.
The new life of Chris Froome
Froome talked about his story with Ineos: “It has been a phenomenal decade with the team.
We've achieved so much together and will always treasure memories,"The 35 years-old British naturalized Kenyan champion has been made official as a new purchase by the Israeli team Israel Start Up Nation Diamant, but he certainly does not intend to give up the desire he has set for this 2020: "I await new exciting challenges as I move in the next phase of my career, but in the meantime my goal is to win a fifth Tour de France with Team Ineos."
The Tour de France will run from 29 August to 20 September. It will therefore be Chris Froome's last appearance with the Ineos shirt. Chris Froome, from January 2021, will race for the 'Israel Start-Up Nation', the cycling team created by the Israeli-Canadian businessman Sylvan Adams who brought the Tour of Italy to Israel.
This was announced by the same team that reached an agreement with the British champion - Tour de France multiple winner - and will be signed on August 1st, thanks to which Froome will run with the colors of the 'Israel Start-Up Nation' until the end of the his career.
"It's a historic moment for the team, for Israel for Israeli sport, for our fans all over the world and, of course, - said Adams - for me too. A moment of great pride." "I am really excited to join the Israel Start-Up Nation family.
I am looking forward to challenging and being challenged by their talent and to continue to fight for the success I have enjoyed so far. The impact of the team on sport is expanding rapidly and I am thrilled to run together. I feel we can do great things together "