Bomb! Chris Froome could leave the Ineos team mid-season
Chris Froome he would be seriously considering the option of leaving the Ineos team mid-season. This is announced by the "Cyclingnews" portal.
Apparently Froome would have entered internal conflict with the British team in the last weeks after knowing the new 2020 competition calendar.
This information coincides with the Egan Bernal's recent statement of intent. The Colombian publicly expressed his willingness to go for his second Tour de France and that despite his youth he was not willing to sacrifice his victory options for the benefit of other teammates such as Froome himself or Geraint Thomas.
It is true that Bernal has more than deserved his status as a great leader, but the change of calendar, the delay of the Tour de France and the clear ambition of Froome to get his longed for fifth Tour de France they seem to have sparked controversy.
Froome who precisely ends his contract this season and who has already recognized being open to new proposals could precipitate your departure from the team.
It should be remembered that the UCI allows, with certain requirements, changes of equipment from the second week of August. It is true that it is not the most common but we already saw something similar when Rohan Dennis left Garmin in 2014 to sign for BMC or when Carlos Verona advanced to Orica BikeExchange in 2016.
We will see how the problem is solved but historically it seems clear that when a runner is not comfortable in a team he ends up leaving sooner rather than later.