Team Sky to become Team Ineos at Romandie but new kit saved for Yorkshire

Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford speaks to the press ahead of the Tour de France

Team Sky will officially become Team Ineos on April 30, a day earlier than planned, with the new name to debut at the Tour de Romandie but their new kit to be held back for the Tour de Yorkshire . Dave Brailsford had planned to launch the new sponsorship and new colours in the UK, home turf for the British-registered team and the petrochemical company run by Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe. When the replacement for long-term sponsor Sky was announced, it was stated that Ineos would become the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the team’s holding company) from May 1, with the Tour de Yorkshire to start in Doncaster on May 2. However, practical problems emerged with the new registration due to the overlap with the Tour de Romandie, which starts two days earlier on April 30. Under UCI regulations, the team were not able to compete in ...

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