But that’s not the case. The team have brought in four new members, but they’re all slightly familiar.
Froome is dedicated, Thomas just loves riding his bike, and Stannard is the tireless worker every team needs.
It looks like the Mini riders will be popping up throughout the three week Tour de France, so we look forward to seeing if Froome’s sacrifice pays off.
Looking at the adult riders, Stannard appears to be a much leaner version of the rider who came third in Paris-Roubaix.
Arguably a necessary adjustment for the mountains of the Tour, but fingers crossed he’s lost none of the power he’ll need to shepherd Froome through the flatter stages and the expected crosswinds.