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Ineos Grenadiers sign highly rated American Magnus Sheffield

Magnus Sheffield
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Ineos Grenadiers have confirmed the signing of highly rated young rider Magnus Sheffield. 

The American had been on the books at Rally Cycling this year but decided to end his contract with the team during the summer. The 19-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the British WorldTour squad.

"The next couple years I’m looking forward to gaining as much experience as possible and really just trying to find the style of racing I like the most. Then also being able to help my teammates succeed," Sheffield said via his new team.

The junior pursuit record holder admitted that he was drawn to the British team having grown up watching their earlier dominance at the Tour de France with Bradley Wiggins' 2012 triumph standing out.

"I kind of see myself as an all-rounder, I would say that the one-day races are the ones I like the most, especially with the cobbles, but the first couple of years on the team I just want to see which type of terrain suits me," Sheffield added.

Ineos Grenadiers have made a significant push for young talent ahead of the 2022 season as they look to build for the future. Britain's Ben Tulett has already been announced with several more riders, including Sheffield on their way to the team too. 

 “Magnus has shown that he’s a gutsy racer, and one that when faced with challenges has the aptitude to create solutions to overcome what life throws at him," said Rod Ellingworth. "The way he sets himself goals and works towards them is a quality that fits with the INEOS Grenadiers’ ethos. Developing up and coming talent is now a real focus for this team, and it will be interesting to see how he grows over the coming seasons.” 

Sheffield is currently competing at the UCI Road World Championships where he will represent the United States of America in both the U23 road race and time trial.

He won a bronze medal in the junior Worlds road race in Yorkshire in 2019.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.