British cycling team changes name again for Tour de France
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LONDON – The cycling team known as Team Sky when winning six Tour de France titles from 2012-2018 changed its name again.
The team announced its second name change in 15 months on Wednesday.
Sky became Team Ineos before Egan Bernal’s victory in the 2019 race. Bernal followed Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas as winners for the Britain-based team.
The team said in a statement it will be known as Ineos Grenadiers when the delayed Tour opens on August 29.
INEOS Grenadiers— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) July 22, 2020
The name promotes a brand of SUV designed by its billionaire owner Jim Ratcliffe which the team said will launch in 2021.
Cycling news sites in Italy reported the team’s colours will change from mostly black to blue.
Associated Press (AP)