Roger Hammond has joined the Ineos Grenadiers administration workforce right after leaving Bahrain Victorious. As originally described by Cyclingnews final 7 days, Hammond had a task offer on the desk from the British staff and the previous cyclo-cross and road racer has joined as the direct sporting activities director.
“I am incredibly thrilled to be becoming a member of the Ineos Grenadiers,” Hammond reported in a assertion posted on the team’s web site.
“It is a good opportunity to be component of charting the upcoming chapter for the crew and I just cannot wait to get started off. The group is extremely open to improve and to obtaining new methods to innovate and improve. That is incredibly motivating and I hope I can play my section in establishing an at any time much more integrated efficiency design that can enable provide future results.”
Hammond had been connected with a move throughout the period. He had moved to Bahrain McLaren at the end of 2019, just as Ellingworth was revamping the squad and building a new framework. Nonetheless, Ellingworth still left the group in 2020 after McLaren pulled out of the activity. He returned to Ineos Grenadiers at the start out of 2021 with Hammond regularly rumoured to be on his way to the British team.
A week ago Hammond instructed Cyclingnews that he was nevertheless weighing up his solutions and that he had gives from both of those Bahrain Victorious and Ineos Grenadiers on the table. With the transfer now complete Ellingworth has added an additional piece to the management jigsaw as he hopes to rekindle the team’s Tour de France hopes. The workforce has also signed Ben Williams from Ineos Britannia. He will variety section of the performance crew but also continue to be as part of the sailing organisation that Ineos operate.
“We are extremely pleased that Roger and Ben are becoming a member of us for the new time. They depict two pretty essential appointments for the Staff as we get ready for the subsequent experience.
“Roger brings considerable cycling encounter and deep-rooted know-how of the sport which will be invaluable as our direct Activity Director. Ben delivers a new perspective and we are keen for him to take a little bit of time to stand back and observe how the workforce will work before recommending how we can superior integrate the distinct general performance elements that are vital for potential achievements,” Ellingworth included.
“We are proud of what we have reached but a new chapter naturally lies ahead for us. We know how challenging the opposition is but there is serious travel and resolve from everyone right here to make 2022 a quite unforgettable yr. Roger and Ben have a large element to perform in that.”
The signings of equally Hammond and Williams occur soon after extended-serving Ineos coach, Tim Kerrison, declared that he would depart the workforce at the conclude of the year. Kerrison experienced been aspect of the squad since the pretty beginning and was a essential element of Tour de France wins for Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, and Geraint Thomas.
It is still anticipated that Dave Brailsford will relinquish immediate management of the cycling team to Ellingworth and choose up a much more central purpose at Ineos. The team received the Giro d’Italia in 2021 thanks to Egan Bernal but their profitable history at the Tour de France was broken in 2020 by Tadej Pogacar, with the Slovenian profitable his next title in 2021.
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