Cycling: Chris Froome to leave Team Ineos at the end of the season

LONDON (REUTERS, AFP) – Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will leave Team Ineos at the end of the season, the team said in a statement on Thursday (July 9).

“Chris’ current contract comes to an end in December and we have taken the decision now not to renew it. We are making this announcement earlier than would usually be the case to put an end to recent speculation and allow the Team to focus on the season ahead,” general manager Dave Brailsford said.

Froome, 35, said: “It has been a phenomenal decade with the team (previously Team Sky). We have achieved so much together and I will always treasure the memories.

“I look forward to exciting new challenges as I move into the next phase of my career but in the meantime my focus is on winning a fifth Tour de France with Team Ineos.”

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