Ineos Grenadiers chief Dave Brailsford promised an aggressive strategy at the Tour de France after the British team named its line-up for the race on Friday. Last year's surprise Giro d'Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart will make his Tour de France debut while 2018 champion Geraint Thomas is also in the eight-man squad. Mountain specialist Richard Carapaz, who won the Tour de Suisse this month, Jonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski, Richie Porte, Luke Rowe and Dylan van Baarle complete the squad.
A women's version of the Tour de France will be held in 2022 after the conclusion of the men's race, organizers announced Thursday.
A sample taken from Khaled on April 22 tested positive for the anabolic steroid oxandrolone, the UCI said on its website. The UCI said the Jordanian cyclist cannot participate in any competition or activity until the "adjudication of her case on the merits or the lifting of the provisional suspension by the UCI Anti-Doping Commission or the Court of Arbitration for Sport". Khaled, who joined Dubai Police in February 2019, won the 100km Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge in November that year.
Four-time winner Chris Froome is returning to the Tour de France as a support rider.