'It was time to change': No regrets for Rod Ellingworth after leaving Ineos Grenadiers

New Tour of Britain race director says he is still on good terms with Dave Brailsford after resigning from team last year

Rod Ellingworth
Ellingworth during his first stint on the WorldTour squad formerly known as Team Sky
(Image credit: SWpix.com)

Rod Ellingworth has no regrets after resigning as deputy team principal at Ineos Grenadiers last year. 

After quitting his role with the WorldTour giants in November, the 51-year-old received job offers from other cycling teams but recently accepted an offer from British Cycling to become race director for both the Tour of Britain Men and Women

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.