Tobias Foss to join Ineos-Grenadiers in 2024

Wollongong - Australia - cycling - Tobias Foss (NOR) pictured during 89th World Championships Men - ITT (WC) time trial ITT - Wollongong > Wollongong (34.2km) - Photo: Luca Bettini/SCA/Cor Vos © 2022

INEOS Grenadiers has announced the signing of former World Time Trial Champion Tobias Foss. The 26-year-old Norwegian will join the team from January 1, 2024, on a three-year deal lasting until the end of 2026. Foss, hailing from Lillehammer and turning professional in 2020, has an impressive career record including the World Time Trial title in 2022, a win at the Tour de l’Avenir in 2019, and national titles in both the time trial and road race.

Foss expressed his excitement about the move, recalling his admiration for Edvald Boasson Hagen and Team Sky since he was 14 and how figures like Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, and Geraint Thomas have inspired his cycling dreams. He acknowledged that the INEOS Grenadiers have always been his dream team, and he believes the team will aid his career progression.

Foss, with four seasons at the highest level under his belt, is eager to work with the INEOS team members, some of whom he already knows. He looks forward to creating memorable moments and aims for consistency at the top level without setting specific goals. His focus is on seizing opportunities, contributing to team success, and targeting a medal at the Olympics.

The team boasts a mix of experienced riders, including Tour de France champions Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal, and young talents. Foss is excited to race alongside them and grow from their experiences, hoping to contribute to the team’s ongoing success and culture.

John Allert, Managing Director at INEOS Grenadiers, sees Foss as an established talent with significant potential. Allert is keen to support Foss in his ambitions for 2024, particularly the Paris Olympics.

Steve Cummings, Sport Director, praised Foss for his renowned time-trialling and climbing abilities. He believes Foss’s versatility will be integral to the team’s General Classification ambitions. Cummings looks forward to integrating Foss with the current roster, all equally driven and ambitious for success in the coming seasons.

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