Category: Team Sky

Possible grand tour sweep reveals growing UK-Latin American connection

Latin American riders could match the UK sweep of all three grand tours this year, setting up a new Ineos era of domination

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Cobo cited for biological passport violation; Froome could be named winner of 2011 Vuelta

The UCI has cited Juan Jose Cobo for a biological passport violation, which could strip the Spaniard of his 2011 Vuelta title; a move that would give the win to Froome

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Ineos Version 3.0: Pavel Sivakov and their new generation of talent

A year after Chris Froome blew up the Giro d’Italia, the team brings youth to plant the seeds for the future

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Froome ‘motivated as ever’ to target fifth Tour de France title

Admitting he was ‘running on fumes’ at the 2018 Tour, Chris Froome confirmed his plans to target the maillot jaune in July

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Inside Team Ineos’ secretive Yorkshire launch

For its team launch, Team Ineos went deep into the Yorkshire Dales, and away from the brewing controversy over pollution and climate change

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Dave Brailsford defends Ineos backers with protests due at Tour de Yorkshire

• Team Ineos principal: ‘I’m very comfortable with the situation’
• Environmental protesters are expected to line the route

Sir Dave Brailsford defended the new owners of his cycling team as Team Sky formally became Team Ineos on Wednesday. The new-look team will make their debut at this week’s Tour de Yorkshire, where environmental protesters are expected to line the route to voice their anger at Ineos’ record on fracking and plastics.

It seems a far cry from Sky’s Pass on Plastic and Ocean Rescue campaigns which have adorned riders’ jerseys for the past year, but Brailsford insisted the facts said otherwise.

Related: Team Ineos face devil of a job with a key man leaving and protesters lying in wait | William Fotheringham

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Team Ineos face devil of a job with a key man leaving and protesters lying in wait | William Fotheringham

With anti-fracking activists set to line the route, choosing the Tour de Yorkshire to launch the team’s post-Sky era was bizarre but a bigger challenge could be the loss of Rod Ellingworth

Demonstrations at cycle races are nothing new. In Jørgen Leth’s acclaimed documentary A Sunday in Hell, about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix Classic, greats of the sport such Eddy Merckx and Bernard Thévenet are shown gingerly negotiating piles of newspapers strewn on the course by striking printworkers, who clap stickers on the riders backs, while cheering them on their way.

The very things that make cycle racing appealing to the public – unrestricted access, races going out to communities – also make the sport catnip for protesters. Steelworkers, shipyard fitters and – inevitably – French farmers have all impeded the greatest races at various times. Agriculteurs campaigning against the introduction of wolves are a regular feature at the Tour de France, while Basque separatists have also made more threatening appearances.

Related: Anti-fracking protesters to line Tour de Yorkshire route

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Froome motivated for last ride in Sky jersey

After 10 years representing Team Sky, Chris Froome hopes to give his outgoing sponsor a winning send-off at the mountainous Tour of the Alps.

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Will the stars finally align for Team Sky in its last “Hell of the North”?

Though Team Sky dominates the grand tours, it has struggled to shine in the northern classics. The team has never won a Paris-Roubaix title. Could this be the year?

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Video: A look back at Chris Froome’s decisive attack in Giro stage 19

Science in Sport looks back on stage 19 of the 2018 Giro d’Italia, the day Chris Froome blew up the race with a long-range attack.

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