Froome to bid adieu to Team INEOS at end of season
LONDON (UK) – Tour de France four-times champion Chris Froome will part ways with Team INEOS at the end of the season, the team said in a statement on Thursday.
Froome was the champion of the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and he is one win away to match the five consecutive victories of Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.
“Chris’s current contract comes to an end in December and we have taken the decision now not to renew it. We are making this announcement earlier than would usually be the case to put an end to recent speculation and allow the Team to focus on the season ahead,” general manager Dave Brailsford said.
After suffering a major accident last year, the champion returned to racing in February. He said he was focused on winning his fifth Tour title with the team.
“It has been a phenomenal decade with the Team, we have achieved so much together and I will always treasure the memories,” he added.
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