Ineos Grenadiers is currently in Mallorca, Spain, attending its annual pre-season training camp with all staff, riders and partners and has confirmed a number of new appointments.
John Allert has been appointed the team’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Allert has worked with the team since 2022, most recently as Managing Director. He will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Ineos Grenadiers, reporting to Sir Dave Brailsford and Jean-Claude Blanc at INEOS Sport.
“It is a privilege to lead this team going forward. I’m humbled by the talent of our rider group, my team-mates, the calibre of our partners, and the opportunity to work hard together and write a new chapter of success for the Ineos Grenadiers. This team has created an incredible and successful legacy, but our ambitions for the future are greater than ever. The strengthening of our performance team is perfectly aligned with these ambitions.”
In addition to Allert’s appointment, the team’s performance team will be bolstered by the appointment of Dr. Scott Drawer as Performance Director. Drawer, who has previously worked for the team, has a breadth of experience across elite sporting organisations including England Rugby and UK Sport as well as time with Team GB, where he led research and innovation across five Olympic cycles.
Two other changes within the performance group see the appointment of Steve Cummings as the Director of Racing and the addition of Imanol Erviti as a Sport Director (DS).
Imanol Erviti recently announced that he’d be retiring at the end of 2023 following an extraordinary 19-season career as a professional including a staggering 56 Monument appearances and 29 Grand Tour starts. He will be joining the Ineos Grenadiers as a Sport Director from 1 January, 2024.
“Since retiring as a professional cyclist everything has happened pretty quickly. The opportunity to work with the Ineos Grenadiers came along at the perfect time, and it was a new challenge that I couldn’t refuse.” Erviti said.
“I already know quite a lot of people working in the Team and had already been told about the culture and environment around the Grenadiers, as well as its ambition and the staff’s commitment and determination. After being here in Mallorca for a few days I can see it for myself.
“It’s going to be a role that will push me out of my comfort zone – a different job from being a professional rider, a new team from what I’ve been accustomed to and a new language to work in. But I feel that there’s no better place to learn than in a team like the Ineos Grenadiers. Their ethos is founded in rigour and the desire to continually improve through innovation. That’s a mentality that I find attractive and I’m excited to see where we’ll go in 2024.”