Ineos Grenadiers go back to the drawing board in search of lost Tour de France crown

BREST FRANCE JUNE 25 Rod Ellingworth of The United Kingdom Director of Racing Sir Dave Brailsford of The United Kingdom Team Team manager of Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Team INEOS Grenadiers Training LeTour TDF2021 on June 25 2021 in Brest France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Ellingworth and Ineos boss Dave Brailsford at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rod Ellingworth has hailed 2021 as one of the most successful seasons in the history of Ineos Grenadiers but recognised a need to "go back to the drawing board" to regain the Tour de France dominance that has been taken over by Tadej Pogačar

Ellingworth spent 2020 as manager of Bahrain Victorious but returned to Ineos Grenadiers as director of racing at the start of this year, albeit in a slightly expanded role to the one he held since the British team’s inception in 2010. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.