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GLENTRESS FOREST, United Kingdom — Pauline Ferrand-Prévot still has her eyes set on a return to road racing in the near future and the Frenchwoman would like to do it with Ineos Grenadiers.
Ferrand-Prévot, who won the XCO mountain bike world title Saturday, became the team’s first-ever female rider last year when she signed with the squad for mountain bike and cyclocross last winter. Her main focus at the moment is the mountain bike event at the Olympics next year and she’s all-in on that but she still has an eye on coming back to the road, which she last raced in 2018.
Ineos Grenadiers hasn’t yet joined the flood of men’s teams setting up a road squad but the addition of Ferrand-Prévot to the team could provide the best chance yet to do it and rumors of a team being set up are growing.
“For sure,” Ferrand-Prévot said when asked if she wanted to ride the road with Ineos. “Now, I want to finish my career with this team because when you have such a good team it’s hard to find better and now to come back in something less good I’m not sure I would be able to honor that. I would like to stay with them, I like them.
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