Ben Turner has signed a contract extension that sees the hugely promising British rider remain an INEOS Grenadier until 2026.
The 23-year-old has impressed in his debut season as a professional, underscored by a superb Classics campaign and which culminated in a first-ever Grand Tour appearance at the Vuelta a Espana.
The INEOS Grenadiers’ Classics campaign featured top-10 results at Brabantse Pijl (fourth) and Dwars door Vlaanderen (8th) for Turner who also went on to play a crucial role in the team successfully winning Paris-Roubaix with Dylan van Baarle, as the man from Doncaster was 11th on the day.
It was at the Vuelta a Espana, where he continued to impress in his role as a support rider which he also complemented with two top-10 stage finishes.
Turner said: “I’ve had a great first year with the team and I’ve absolutely loved racing as a Grenadier. From my very first race I’ve been encouraged to get stuck in and I like to think I’ve done that with the boys. The Classics campaign was a bit of a dream and I really feel like I’ve improved across the season, leading me to my first Grand Tour at the Vuelta.
“I had no doubt that joining this team was the best move for me and I couldn’t have been more right. I’m so excited to keep developing and racing as a Grenadier.”
Rod Ellingworth, Deputy Team Principal, said: “Ben has had an absolutely brilliant first season as a Grenadier and shown us what a tremendous talent he is. The way he’s raced and applied himself has been hugely encouraging and we’re very excited for what the future holds for him within our team.
“Ben made an impressive contribution to our successful Classics campaign and carried this form right through to his first Grand Tour. He’s taken to professional cycling very quickly and naturally, and there’s no doubt he has a very bright career ahead.”