Connor Swift, the former British road race champion, will become an INEOS Grenadier in 2023 after signing a two-year deal with the team.

The experienced 26-year-old from Yorkshire, who won the British national road title in 2018, will be stepping up to race for a WorldTour team for the first time and joining his cousin Ben Swift at the Grenadiers.

Swift’s versatility has seen him complete the last three editions of the Tour de France while simultaneously proving his quality in one-day racing, including an impressive victory at Tro-Bro Leon in 2021.

Swift’s signing will bolster the Grenadier’s Classics squad while at the same time adding further support to the team’s general classification ambitions, both in one-week stage races and at Grand Tours.

Connor Swift said: “I am super excited to be joining the INEOS Grenadiers. The way the team is evolving at the minute, with the next wave of young guys coming through and the dynamic approach to racing, is really refreshing and it will be special to be a part of the journey.

“This is a team I have always looked up to with many riders who have inspired me. To be pulling on that INEOS jersey next season, taking that step up and getting stuck into the races with these guys is something I am really looking forward to.”

Deputy Team Principal Rod Ellingworth said: “It’s great to have Connor join the Grenadiers at such a critical point in his development. He’s already shown his talent in some big races so he’ll add significant depth to the team and I am confident he’ll be an excellent fit for the team and our ambitions for the future. His path to this point of his career has been a consistent progression and if he maintains that upward trajectory then I have no doubt that we will see some great racing from him.”