Team Sky expected to become Team Ineos

Salvatore Puccio drives the Team Sky line at Tirreno-Adriatico

Team Sky is widely expected to become Team Ineos in 2020, with Ineos - a multinational chemical company controlled by Britain’s richest person, Jim Ratcliffe - set to step in and save the British WorldTour team. Ineos has been reported to be in talks with Team Sky in recent weeks, but several sources at Tirreno-Adriatico told Cyclingnews on Thursday that the team’s future has been assured, with Ineos the preferred option rather than a more complex Colombian solution with support from state-controlled oil and gas company Ecopetrol. During the recent UAE Tour, directeur sportif Matteo Tosatto told Spanish newspaper Marca that the team had secured a new sponsor with an announcement expected before the Tour de France or even sooner. He said the sponsor would be European. Team Sky declined to comment for this story when contacted by Cyclingnews . Last year, Ratcliffe and Ineos invested a reported £110 million ...

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