The 2018 Tour de France winner is still a consistent Grand Tour rider despite being 37-years-old. He finished a close second to Primož Roglič at the Giro d’Italia, only losing the maglia rosa on the stage 20 Monte Lussari time trial.
Thomas is expected to be a team leader but also play a mentoring role for younger riders.
“I am really delighted to extend my time as an Ineos Grenadier. I still just love riding my bike – racing and training with the boys – every single aspect of it,” Thomas said, confirming that he would not have raced on for another team and that this is likely his last contract.
“Although you ‘never say never’, in my head this is my last contract – but I know that I still have two more big years in me.
“This team understands me and, importantly, knows what it takes to achieve success. I have childhood mates here – Luke [Rowe] and [Ben] Swifty as riders and [Ian] Stannard now in management, and I’ve known Rod [Ellingworth] since 2003. This really does feel like home.”
More to follow.
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