Team Sky unveils first six riders

Froome, Cummings, Thomas, Downing, Kennaugh and Stannard named

Geraint Thomas of Great Britain in action in the Madison during day three of the UCI Cycling World Cup on November 2, 2008 in Manchester

Team Sky unveiled a contingent of six British riders today (Wednesday) as the first members of the new squad.

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Chris Froome, Stephen Cummings, Geraint Thomas, Russell Downing, Peter Kennaugh and Ian Stannard have all signed one to three-year contracts with the new team

Team principal Dave Brailsford told Cyclingnews that more signings will follow in the coming days. “This project has been two to three years in the making and here we are naming riders and making this a reality. It’s hugely satisfying to announce this batch of British rider. It’s massive moment for us.”

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