Ineos-Grenadiers signs Junior individual pursuit world record holder
Sep 21 2021 09:48 am CET

Ineos-Grenadiers signs Junior individual pursuit world record holder
Ineos-Grenadiers signs Junior individual pursuit world record holder
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Ineos-Grenadiers has announced the signing of Magnus Sheffield, Junior individual pursuit world record holder.

In 2019 Sheffield rode the junior road race of the World Championships of Yorkshire, on a race that was crash-marred due to the heavy rain that caused slippery roads, and he finished in the third position and received the bronze medal at the end of the day. During the Covid-19 pandemic put also his career on hold, he decided to go to the track to try to break the junior 3 km individual pursuit world record, which he did by setting a new time of 3:06.447.

Also in 2020, the American decided to cross the pond to Girona, Spain, to climb up to the elite level in road cycling. "There's a big jump going from the juniors to the professional ranks, especially missing out on a year of racing," Sheffield said.

"I would say that the intensity of the races hasn't changed much since when I was a junior, they're very similar. It's just that you try and do it after 200 km."

The American already knows the kind of position he can play in the team and the professional peloton. "I kinda see myself as an all-rounder, I would say that the one-day races are the ones I like the most, especially with the cobbles, but the first couple of years on the team I just want to see which type of terrain suits me," he explained.

Ineos-Grenadiers Director of Racing, Rod Ellingworth, is glad about this signing. "Magnus has shown that he's a gutsy racer, and one that when faced with challenges has the aptitude to create solutions to overcome what life throws at him," he affirmed.

"The way he sets himself goals and works towards them is a quality that fits with the Ineos Grenadiers' ethos. Developing up and coming talent is now a real focus for this team, and it will be interesting to see how he grows over the coming seasons."





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