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Geraint Thomas says he’ll be watching with interest in Ineos Grenadiers ‘ big bet on youth as the UK WorldTour powerhouse pedals deeper into its second decade.
Thomas was part of the original recruiting class at the team’s founding in 2010 and rode a wave of glory that saw it claim seven yellow jerseys by four different riders, including his own in 2018, in an eight-year run.
Since Egan Bernal’s Tour win in 2019, however, a new generation of riders led by Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard are setting the tone each July.Thomas, who says next season could be his last, pushed back against the idea that the team’s been eclipsed by the likes of Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates.“With the strength of the team, it goes through waves,” Thomas told VeloNews and Cyclingnews in a recent interview. “Maybe for a couple of years we were not as strong or as deep as we had been, but it’s not like we’re a million miles away.“The whole sport keeps moving on.” Also read: Thomas admitted the obvious, however, and said things are now tougher for Ineos Grenadiers with the rise […]