Geraint Thomas will lead a powerful INEOS Grenadiers in the Vuelta a España


The British cyclist Geraint Thomas will be the leader of the INEOS Grenadiers in the Tour of Spain, which will take place from August 26 to September 17, and in which the British team will try to win a ‘big one’ two years later, since they did not He has achieved it since the 2021 Giro d’Italia.

In addition to Thomas, the squad is completed by the Colombian Egan Bernal, winner of two ‘big’, the Dutch Thymen Arensman, the Spaniards Jonathan Castroviejo and Omar Fraile, the Italian Filippo Ganna, the German Kim Heiduk and the Belgian Laurens De Plus, as confirmed this Friday by INEOS Grenadiers itself.

The Welsh rider will be seconded in the mountains by Bernal, Tour and Giro winner, and by Arensman, who was sixth in the last edition of La Vuelta by dazzling with his victory in the queen stage in Sierra Nevada. They will also have a lot to say on the Castroviejo and Fraile climbs, in the wake of their good performance on the Tour, where they were of great importance to Carlos Rodríguez, also a Spaniard.

On flatter terrain where they need to control the race, De Plus and above all Ganna will appear, one of the best riders in the peloton and who could also have his chance to win the time trial stage in Valladolid, a specialty in which he has been world champion, being silver at the recent World Cup in Glasgow.

The potent INEOS lineup threatens equally with the young talent of Kim Heiduk, who will make his grand round debut. At 23 years old, the German will seek to leave his mark in this test, serving as the next step in his still short professional career.