Brailsford insists that 2021 Tour de France 'starts now' for Ineos

Bernal Froome Brailsford Ineos Occitanie
Brailsford with Egan Bernal and Chris Froome at La Route d'Occitanie (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Ineos Grenadiers team manager Dave Brailsford has insisted that his team will bounce back from their worst sporting defeat in the Tour de France on Sunday and he insisted that he did not make a mistake in not selecting 2018 winner Geraint Thomas for the race.

Since its inception as Team Sky in 2010, Brailsford has overseen his team’s rise to become the dominating force in cycling’s biggest bike race. The team has won seven Tours in eight years with four different riders, as well as adding three other Grand Tour titles.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.