Richard Carapaz leads Ineos Grenadiers at Tour de Suisse as team finalises Tour de France squad

The British team is currently deep into preparation for the biggest goal of the season

Richard Carapaz will lead Ineos at the Tour de Suisse 2021
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Richard Carapaz will be leading another formidable Ineos Grenadiers team at the Tour de Suisse.

The Swiss stage race is the final major preparation event before the Tour de France gets underway later this month, with Ineos management fine-tuning their selection for the biggest race of the season. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.