Multinational chemicals company Ineos is further committing to the development of cycling in Africa by launching a new academy in Kenya.
The new team will run in partnership with British-based cycling team Ineos Grenadiers , of which it is the owner, as well as the double Olympic long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge.
Kipchoge ran a marathon in 1 hour 59 minutes, in the Ineos challenge, in October.
The development of the new academy will take place at the Kipchoge’s Kaptagat training centre, and will be called the Ineos Eliud Kipchoge Cycling Academy.
Ineos is hoping the partnership will help develop cycling in Africa, as well as providing aspiring young African athletes with greater opportunities. Ineos’ said its aim with the continued investment is to yield the maximum potential from the partnership, which would mutually benefit both parties.
Ineos’ Director of Sport and the Ineos Grenadiers Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, said: “This is a significant and exciting development in world cycling – it has the power to drive lasting change by developing new riders from Africa.
"We all know the talent is there – we’ve seen it this year with Biniam Girmay’s history-making successes at the Giro d’Italia and Gent-Wevelgem, and I saw it first-hand in the inspiring young athletes I met in Kaptagat. Their passion, dedication and love of sport is a perfect fit with the Ineos Grenadiers’ spirit of giving it all to race and be your best."Together I believe we can achieve something unique and important for cycling in Kenya, Africa, and the […]