Rohan Dennis will trip for Workforce Ineos in 2020, with the British crew in the end confirming the coming of the time trial global champion, who was once fired by way of Bahrain-Merida in an acrimonious separation.
Dennis was once a unfastened agent as of September 13, two months after he give up the Excursion de France in a cloud of poser and controversy.
After to start with exploring the opportunity of a mid-season transfer, Dennis and his agent, Andrew McQuaid, set about discovering a brand new crew for 2020. Having been connected with CCC Workforce, Movistar, and Trek-Segafredo, Cyclingnews reported in October that Dennis was once on his option to Workforce Ineos.
The signing was once in the end introduced on Monday.
“This has been a dream of mine since turning skilled,” Dennis stated within the Workforce Ineos announcement.
“Observing on from afar, I’ve at all times been an enormous fan of the crew – ever for the reason that early years. It’s at all times been a purpose of mine to trip for this crew, to be able to in the end fulfil that dream is a smart feeling and an enormous honour.
“I already really feel a connection to this crew – a crew that truly believes in innovation, particularly in time trialling, which is clearly one thing I’m massively keen about.
“I’m hoping I will do the crew colors proud over the process my time right here.”
Dennis will sign up for his new teammates for the primary time at a december coaching camp this week in Mallorca and is predicted to make his debut in Workforce Ineos colors on house roads in Australia within the New 12 months.
“I do know a large number of the fellows already, from talking within the peloton over time, so there’s already friendships constructed, however construction on the ones relationships and getting to grasp the entire crew might be necessary.
“Racing in Australia is at all times particular, particularly for my circle of relatives who hardly get to peer me race – so it’ll be further particular to race for the primary time for Ineos in entrance of them.”
After spending his early years at the observe, Dennis started his skilled highway profession with Garmin-Sharp in 2013. He gained the Excursion of Alberta and a level on the Excursion of California however the partnership resulted in disharmony as he broke his contract and finished a mid-season transfer to BMC Racing in 2014.
In his first complete season with BMC, Dennis gained the Excursion Down Below, USA Professional Problem, and the opening-day time trial on the Excursion de France, in addition to being a part of the squad that gained the crew time trial on the International Championships. 2016 and 2017 noticed luck however issues didn’t pass his method at main occasions just like the International Championships and Olympic Video games. In 2018, alternatively, after successful a time trial on the Giro d’Italia and two on the Vuelta a España, he claimed the sector identify for the primary time. Because the BMC Racing set-up scrambled to safe its long run – sooner or later changing into CCC Workforce – Dennis signed for Bahrain-Merida for 2019.
Dennis had a subdued get started existence at his new crew however got here to existence with a level win and 2nd general on the Excursion de Suisse. Then again, issues have been quickly irreparably broken when he climbed off his motorcycle mid-way thru level 12 of the Excursion de France at the eve of the time trial level. No person on the crew had an cause of why Dennis had left the race, and the sense of poser was once compounded when Bahrain-Merida unexpectedly introduced an ‘investigation’ into what had took place.
Cyclingnews later published Dennis had clashed with crew control over various equipment-related problems, particularly his skinsuit and time trial bars.
There was once silence from the rider and crew till the eve of the International Championships, the place Dennis reemerged – on a blacked-out BMC motorcycle – to take the sector identify in commanding taste. Because it grew to become out, he was once already a unfastened agent, his contract having been terminated on September 13 – information of which was once introduced by way of Bahrain-Merida upon the end of the boys’s Worlds highway race.
Dennis’ 2020 plans are more likely to revolve across the time trial on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo.
Dennis is Workforce Ineos’ 2nd main signing of the switch window after the coming of Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz from Movistar. The British WorldTour additionally signed gifted Spaniard Carlos Rodriguez at once from the Junior ranks, at the side of Egan Bernal’s outdated good friend, Brandon Rivera, and younger British ability Ethan Hayter.
Leaving the crew are Diego Rosa (to Arkéa-Samsic), Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo), Kristoffer Halvorsen (EF Training First), and David de l. a. Cruz (UAE Workforce Emirates).
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