Rohan Dennis has signed a two-year deal with Team INEOS, the team announced today.
The 29 year old arrives as the reigning World individual time trial champion, having won the title for the second year in a row in Harrogate in September.
With 28 race wins to his name already, Dennis is excited about the next chapter of his career at Team INEOS, commenting: “This has been a dream of mine since turning professional. 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.”
Dennis will link-up with his new teammates for the first time at a training camp this week – and is in line to make his Team INEOS debut on home roads in Australia in the New Year.
He’s excited about the opening few months of his time with the team, adding: “I’m really excited about getting to camp – it’s a crucial period, both in terms of building relationships and setting goals for the coming season. I know a lot of the guys already, from speaking in the peloton over the years, so there’s already friendships built, but building on those relationships and getting to know the whole team will be important.”
He added: “Racing in Australia is always special, especially for my family who rarely get to see me race – so it’ll be extra special to race for the first time for INEOS in front of them.”
Team Principal, Dave Brailsford, welcomed the arrival of Dennis, commenting: “We all know what a world class talent Rohan is. 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.
“We are all about building a team that is the optimum blend of youth and experience. Rohan knows what it takes to win. We can give him an environment now where he can best fulfil his own future ambitions at the same time as showing other younger riders at the Team what you have to do to succeed at the very highest level.”