Ineos Grenadiers sign unknown 18-year-old Michael Leonard

Canadian is the latest young rider to join the British squad

Michael Leonard
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Ineos Grenadiers have turned to youth once again, signing unknown 18-year-old Canadian Michael Leonard on a three-year deal.

The British squad have made a habit of signing young riders, with Leonard the second 18-year-old joining the squad this year, after Josh Tarling. With 21-year-old Leo Hayter and 22-year-old Thymen Arensman also joining the team, Connor Swift, aged 26, seems a practically ancient rider to bring in.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.