Pidcock, Thomas, Hayter lead Ineos Grenadiers at Volta ao Algarve

MUR DE HUY BELGIUM APRIL 21 Thomas Pidcock of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers on arrival during the 85th La Fleche Wallonne 2021 Men Elite a 1936km race from Charleroi to Mur de Huy 204m FlecheWallonne on April 21 2021 in Mur de Huy Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Ineos Grenadiers have named a strong squad for this week's Volta ao Algarve, with Tom Pidcock making his 2022 road season debut alongside former winner Geraint Thomas and last year's runner-up, Ethan Hayter.

Pidcock has been training in the same region of southern Portugal since returning to Europe from the USA with the cyclo-cross world champion's rainbow jersey in his luggage. 

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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.