Team Ineos will lose financial backing if caught cheating says owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe

'The day that any of that enters our world we'll be exiting that world'

Team Ineos during stage one of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Team Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said he'll pull his financial backing of the cycling team if they are caught cheating.

The official switch of title sponsor from Team Sky to Team Ineos took place on Wednesday May 1, the day before the start of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, which team boss Dave Brailsford called a "momentous day" for cycling.

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