As far as I can tell they've always published the least info they can get away with, when they were in the wider Sky Group which had a plc in it there were no exemptions. The first year of complete ownership by Ineos they hadn't met the small company criteria (and the ability to not file a P&L) for 2 consecutive years which they have now so they don't need to publish the P&L.The fact that they were in the market for Evenepoel and in the market for Roglič suggests that a budget cut has not been demanded by the Plastic Emperor, who is still getting cheap advertising for his failing Range Rover knock-off.
But with so few win bonuses to pay out they've already had a big budget cut.
Which may hint at why they've chosen to stop publishing their P&L these last two years after having been so transparent for so long. I guess you only brag about the size of your endowment when you've got the biggest endowment in the peloton
Sorry , Perhaps I,m not the brightest spark but I haven't the foggiest what you mean.This forum. Christ on a bike.
Nice snark - well done.In which case, you can't tell well.
Erik ten Hag will soon be available.Trouble at mill? (as Monty Python would say)
"Elllingworth's departure hasn't yet been communicated to the team's riders, The Daily Telegraph said, while the reasoning for him perhaps stepping away from his role is also unclear at this stage.
Roger Hammond no longer Head of Racing"
So if Sir Dave is off to Old Trafford and Man Utd soccer team, who's left to steer the ship? Has someone made Ellingworth a big offer maybe?
I can't believe the bloke who wanted to trade Foss and Verona for Carlos has gone.
Rohan Dennis has entered the chat (Rob wanted him gone when he came back since they had problems at Bahrain)Rod Ellingworth is leaving the team: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2023/11/17/rod-ellingworth-resigns-ineos-grenadiers/
Nice writing!Not much time for Ellingworth but I notice Hammond has also gone.
It was slim pickings for us lot in the early-mid 2000s, Boardman, who I had a lot of time for had retired and MIllar was a bit of a n*b.
I'll always remember trying to pick out Roger in the bunch during the classics, he was a really strong rider but never had the level of the very top guys. Always thought maybe if he can get away, if the others look at each other, maybe with a bit more luck he can finally get the big win. It's the hope that kills you and he never quite got there but they were great times. The dominance since then always seemed a bit hollow, but when Ian Stannard beat QS in 2015 for some reason it felt really cathartic to me, like he'd got revenge for Hammond or something. Fred Wright nowadays seems like their natural successor.
I'd say that was more to do with McLaren's mess than the short time Ellingworth was there as manager. Bahrain heaped a lot of praise on Ellingworth when he left saying he turned the team around in terms of setting it up to run more professionally with performance management side clearly he was hired to add to the team and they had a lot of success with it too compared to previously. I mean he got Landa to within touching distance of Le Tour's podium, (again) nobody else ever has afaik?Ellingworth already was a catastrophe as a team principal at Bahrain. Don't really see his departure as a loss.
Wow, if true I thought for sure Thomas was going to try the Giro again with all the TT distance.