"In a couple of years, it will be a really strong team" - Future is bright for the INEOS Grenadiers according to Joshua Tarling

It's fair to say that the INEOS Grenadiers haven't enjoyed the success a team with their budget and their history should demand over the past couple of seasons. One of their bright lights in 2023 however, has been teenage sensation Joshua Tarling and the Welshman is confident the future is bright at the British-based team.

"I think if you look towards the riders in our team, most of them are young," the European time-trial champion tells GCN from the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium. "To be honest, maybe next year, maybe in a couple of years, it will be a really strong team. I think Ben Turner will win a Classic next year, to be honest. The same with Magnus Sheffield."

"Next year, we have the best of both worlds," Tarling continues. "We have the new riders, but then we also have the best older ones like Luke Rowe, Michal Kwiatkowski, and Ben Swift. It is the perfect ingredient, it just needs a little bit extra. Everyone is super motivated and wants to get back going again, so fingers crossed."

Luke Rowe especially deserves credit according to Tarling. "Luke is invaluable. Without him, it would have been a horrible season. The same with Geraint Thomas, the same with Ben Swift, the same with Kwiatkowski. He was amazing in Amstel because he knows that race, he loves it, there was almost too much information from him! He seemed to have notes on every climb there, but it makes your life so easy because if you race with them, it is simply riding and doing what they say," he explains. "You can just tick a box, but without them, you would have to work it out for yourself and then use your legs. At least now I don’t have to use my head, I can just do what they tell me."

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