Chris Froome says Rod Ellingworth's departure 'a big blow' to Team Ineos

The long-standing coach has supported Britain's biggest riders including Froome, Wiggins, Thomas and Cavendish

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Chris Froome said the loss of longtime British Cycling and Team Sky performance director Rod Ellingworth is 'a big blow'.

Ellingworth coached Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas, oversaw the successful BC Under 23 Academy programme and helped start Team Sky with Sir Dave Brailsford.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.