Team Ineos haven't ruled out setting up women's squad

Sir Dave Brailsford has responded to calls for a new British team in the women's peloton

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Team Ineos principal Sir Dave Brailsford hasn’t ruled out starting a women’s team now the squad has the backing of Britain’s richest man.

Since the inception of the squad as Team Sky in 2010, Brailsford has faced calls to start a women’s team, which would be possible on a fraction of the Team Ineos annual budget of £35m.

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