• Vandals targeted Ineos Grenadier team vehicles at their service base in Deinze, Belgium (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Four people have been arrested in Belgium on Sunday after six of Ineos Grenadiers’ team vehicles were vandalised.
SBS Cycling Central
23 Dec 2020 - 10:39 AM  UPDATED 23 Dec 2020 - 10:41 AM

Het Nieuwsblad reports ‘Ineos will fall’ was spray-painted on the side of the team vehicles at the team’s service course in the town of Deinze.

The incident is believed to be linked to the Ineos Will Fail campaign group, which oppose chemical company Ineos, who is the primary sponsor of the Dave Brailsford-led team.

Formally Team Sky, the British based outfit became Ineos Grenadiers in 2019 and has since been targeted on several occasions by environmentalists campaigning against the actions of one of Europe’s largest producers of plastics.

Local officials have described the incident as eco-terrorism with Flemish MP Annick de Ridder speaking out on social media.

“This has nothing to do with democratic civilian protest anymore, but is sliding down to pure eco-terrorism,” she said.

Ineos Grenadiers have refused to comment on the events, saying the matter is being dealt with by police.