Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas left out of Ineos' Tour de France line-up

Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have both missed out on selection for this year’s race, which begins in Nice a week on Saturday. Froome, the four-times champion, and Thomas, who became the first Welshman to win the Tour in 2018 and finished runner-up last year, will instead target the Vuelta a Espana and the Giro d’Italia respectively. Reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal will lead Ineos Grenadiers - as they have been renamed - in France, with last year’s Giro winner Richard Carapaz drafted in to act as a second protected rider. Andrey Amador , Jonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski, Luke Rowe, Pavel Sivakov and Dylan van Baarle complete the line-up.

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas left out of Ineos' Tour de France line-up

Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have both missed out on selection for this year’s race, which begins in Nice a week on Saturday. Froome, the four-times champion, and Thomas, who became the first Welshman to win the Tour in 2018 and finished runner-up last year, will instead target the Vuelta a Espana and the Giro d’Italia respectively. Reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal will lead Ineos Grenadiers - as they have been renamed - in France, with last year’s Giro winner Richard Carapaz drafted in to act as a second protected rider. Andrey Amador , Jonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski, Luke Rowe, Pavel Sivakov and Dylan van Baarle complete the line-up.