‘Steve's working on the Tour, he's just not at the Tour’ - Ineos remain evasive on why Lead DS Steve Cummings was left at home

Steve Cummings
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Ineos Grenadiers have tried to draw a line under the mysterious absence of senior directeur sportif Steve Cummings at the Tour de France while refusing to explain his absence and why he is not in the team car managing race strategy.    

Cummings was promoted to the role of ‘Director of Racing’ when Rod Ellingworth left the team during the winter and worked on a number of races as directeur sportif this season, including the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.