New collective approach for Ineos Grenadiers leadership at Tour de France

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

Ineos Grenadiers team boss Dave Brailsford has admitted that it has been almost impossible to replace the late Nicolas Portal, his team’s talismanic and successful sport director who died suddenly of a heart attack in March, and that the Frenchman’s experience of Grand Tour success will be sorely missed. 

The hugely popular Portal, who had steered Team Sky and then Team Ineos to six of their seven Tour de France wins, has since been replaced as head directeur sportif by Norwegian ex-pro Gabriel Rasch.

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