Former Ineos Grenadiers boss Rod Ellingworth becomes race director of Tour of Britain

"I feel a real responsibility to get this right," says Ellingworth about new role

Rod Ellingworth in a mask
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Rod Ellingworth has today been announced as the race director of the newly packaged Tour of Britain events.

The 51-year-old, who resigned as deputy team principal of Ineos Grenadiers in November last year, will take up the role with British Cycling, returning to the federation he last worked for eight years ago. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.