Team Sky/Ineos deal likely to be announced on Tuesday with possible name change before Tour

Source tells CW that an announcement on the new Team Sky sponsor could come as early as Tuesday

Team Sky riders at the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky will announce their new backer Ineos chemical company on Tuesday and likely change the team name prior to the 2019 Tour de France in three months, says a source.

The source explained to Cycling Weekly that team boss David Brailsford will announce the deal with Jim Ratcliffe on Tuesday, unsure if there will be a press conference in the UK or a media statement.

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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.