Rohan Dennis split from Bahrain-Merida under a cloud, but the Australian is looking to a bright future after joining Team INEOS.

World time trial champion Dennis signs for INEOS


World time trial champion Rohan Dennis has signed for Team INEOS on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old, who retained his time trial crown in Harrogate in September, described the move as "a dream".

It follows a falling out with his former employers Bahrain-Merida, who released Dennis from the final year of his contract after he abandoned the Tour de France following a reported row over his equipment. 

In moving to INEOS, Dennis will add to a line-up that already boasts multiple Grand Tour winner Chris Froome and this year's Tour champion Egan Bernal, as well as last year's victor Geraint Thomas.

"This has been a dream of mine since turning professional," the Australian told his new team's website.

"Watching on from afar, I've always been a huge fan of the team – ever since the early years. It's always been a goal of mine to ride for this team, so to finally fulfil that dream is a brilliant feeling and a huge honour.

"I already feel a connection to this team – a team that really believes in innovation, especially in time trialling, which is obviously something I'm hugely passionate about.

"I hope I can do the team colours proud over the course of my time here."

Team principal Dave Brailsford welcomed the addition of a man with 28 race wins to his name, with a debut expected to come on home soil in 2020.

"We all know what a world-class talent Rohan is," said Brailsford.

"He is one of the best and most exciting time trial riders in modern cycling and we are very pleased to have signed him at Team INEOS."



Wiggins: I'm not a cheat

This is someone trying to smear me - Wiggins hits out at cheating claims

Five-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins has labelled allegations of cheating as "malicious".


Froom defends Team Sky, Brailsford

Froome stands by under-fire Team Sky & Brailsford

Team Sky and Dave Brailsford have come under fire, but Chris Froome spoke out in their defence on Tuesday.


Cavendish crashes again

Cavendish crashes again on Tirreno-Adriatico opening stage

It has been a difficult start to 2018 for Mark Cavendish, who suffered another crash on the opening day of the Tirreno-Adriatico.


UCI chief wants Team Sky examined

UCI president calls for investigation into Team Sky

Team Sky should be investigated for any signs of anti-doping violations, according to UCI president David Lappartient.


Froome unhappy with UCI chief

Froome urges UCI chief not to raise concerns in the media

UCI president David Lappartient said it would be a "disaster" if Chris Froome took part in the Tour de France, irritating the champion.