Ineos Grenadiers end partnership with Castelli in favour of new clothing sponsor

After five successful seasons, the British racing outfit is now parting ways with its Italian clothing partner

Ineos Grenadiers Bioracer
(Image credit: Ineos Grenadiers)

The 2021 season marks the end of a five-season partnership between Ineos Grenadiers and Castelli, which saw the team win a total of seven Grand Tours – including three victories at the Tour de France. At the forefront of the collaboration has been a drive for development, resulting in “countless innovations”. 

Although at times this has courted controversy, such as with the heavily dimpled time trial skinsuit Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas wore on stage on of the 2017 Tour de France (Thomas went on to win that stage while Froome ultimately took the general classification).

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg