Luke Rowe: If we stick to our game plan, we can win the Tour de France

Ineos road captain says Jumbo-Visma have been “impressive” and have the Tour favourite in Roglič

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They may have a new name and kit and be missing some notable Tour de France stalwarts, but Ineos Grenadiers road captain Luke Rowe insists that the British team is unchanged with regard to its Tour focus and prospects. “If we stick to our game plan, there’s no reason we can’t win the race,” said Rowe on the eve of the Grand Départ in Nice.

“We can talk about other teams, but we’ve always had confidence in what we do,” he added, highlighting the experience within Ineos’s ranks as well as the presence of Tour champion Egan Bernal. “We’ve got a job to do, so heads down and crack on.”

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.