Rod Ellingworth Leaves Ineos Grenadiers
Rod Ellingworth is leaving Ineos Grenadiers. His resignation has come suddenly, and as a shock to the team.
Ellingworth was Deputy Team Principal of the bike racing team sponsored by the petrochemical company Ineos and the SUV manufacturer Grenadier.
Earlier in his career he was a professional cyclist then coach of British Cycling’s U23 Academy, where he worked with Geraint Thomas and Mark Cavendish. He then became the endurance coach of the senior team.
He joined Team Sky when it was founded in 2009, first as coach then as performance manager.
In 2020 he left to become General Manager of Team Bahrain-McLaren. He returned to Ineos in 2021 to take over responsibility for the team from Dave Brailsford. Brailsford moved to work on other sports teams owned by Ineos, and may soon have a role at Manchester United.
Tao Geoghegan Hart has recently moved from Ineos to Lidl-Trek. There were rumours that Ineos would sign Remco Evenepoel or Primoz Roglic, but neither move has happened.