INEOS Grenadiers’ investment in young talent continues with the exciting addition of 18-year-old British rider Josh Tarling.

Tarling will graduate from the junior ranks to the Grenadiers in 2023, having signed a three-year deal.

The Welshman finished runner up in last year’s junior time trial world championships and has not lost a time trial in the junior ranks since. This week Tarling competed on the track for Wales at the Commonwealth Games.

Tarling said: “Growing up watching Team Sky and then Team INEOS, I dreamt of one day being on that bus and in the jersey. I am excited to become a Grenadier and continue developing and learning from the likes of G, Ethan, Flippo as well as all the coaching staff and management. I am aware it’s a big step but witnessing how the team has invested in a core group of young riders, it is the perfect environment for my development over the coming seasons.”

Tarling will focus on the track as well as road racing, following the same multi-discipline approach as several of his new Grenadier teammates.

Deputy Team Principal Rod Ellingworth welcomed Tarling to the team: “We are delighted to have another young British talent join the group. Josh is only 18 and we’re already seeing some big performances from him. His TT at last year’s world championships was one of those standout performances and now we want to support and help Josh build upon results like that as part of our talent programme. There is a network in place to develop him further and allow him to become the kind of rider he wants to be.”