Schlagwort-Archive: Israel Start-Up Nation

Team Israel Start-Up Nation completes 2021 roster

30 November 2020 (Tel Aviv, Israel) – The Israel Start-Up Nation cycling team announced today that it has completed building its roster for the 2021 season. 32 riders from Israel and 16 other countries have signed for the coming season, including nine new riders headed by four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome. The team plans to arrive in Israel in January for its major pre-season training camp.
The team completed its largest roster yet by handing two-year contract extensions to Canadian Guillaume Boivin and Swiss rider Reto Hollenstein.

“Despite COVID-19, Israel Start-Up Nation had a good inaugural season in the WorldTour. We secured our first victories at this level – including Grand Tour stages” said the team’s co-owner Sylvan Adams.
“Our lineup for next year is significantly enhanced, yet it keeps the core group together. We plan to be extremely competitive in the biggest races, including Grand Tours, Monuments, and Classics. Our pre-season training camp will provide an opportunity to bring everyone together and bond as a unit. Exciting times ahead.”
During the past several years, the team has made it a tradition to hold its pre-season training camp in Israel. Taking advantage of the country’s typically comfortable winter weather, the camp is also a chance to underscore the team’s Israeli roots and its vision to promote Israel as a cycling destination. Although the coronavirus crisis will make the training camp a more complicated task this year, the team is determined to do everything possible to hold the ten-day camp, which will include bonding activities and touring the country.
“We see ourselves as ambassadors of Israel, and we feel confident that we can hold the camp and ensure the health and safety of our riders and staff,” said Ido Shavit, the new CEO of Israel Cycling Academy.
Team Manager Kjell Carlstrom, who was the main force behind building the roster, expressed his satisfaction with the lineup assembled. “It will be fascinating to see how well we can perform up against the established big teams. We have a balanced roster in the sense that we can get results in all types of races, but our strongest chances will be at stage races. We are still underdogs for overall General Classification (race leadership) victories, but we can be in the mix for General Classification podiums. In the next few weeks, we’ll sit down and establish a game plan for that.” Carlstrom revealed that a meeting of the team’s directors to discuss strategy, tactics, riders, and race programs will take place in Girona, Spain on December 12th, lasting several days.

ISN’s new sportive manager Rik Verbrugghe: “The additional new riders will step-up the team to an other level and I feel that we are now significantly stronger in every discipline.”
Carlstrom expressed his delight with the extensions handed to Boivin And Hollenstein, noting that “Guillaume worked tirelessly for other riders during the year. He is an important teammate in several types of races and will be an integral piece of the team support structure next year.
“Reto has consistently shown his excellent teamwork throughout the year, and he brings a lot of experience. At the same time, he shows colossal commitment and motivation to continue being a perfect teammate – this is very valuable for any team.”
Guillaume Boivin, who has been a cornerstone of the team since arriving in 2017 says, “I’ve been part of the team almost from the beginning. I’m amazed at the giant steps we’ve taken every year and I’m very excited to be reunited with my good friend [fellow Canadian rider] Mike Woods. I hope I’ll get to race with him and support him towards success.
“We have so many substantial additions to an already strong team for 2021. It looks like we will enter all our races with strong ambitions. Of course, Chris Froome brings the team to another level for the Grand Tours – with Dan Martin and Chris, we can expect some fireworks. I think my skill set will be valuable to do the dirty work for those guys. I imagine the Classics will be a big part of my season and with Sep Vanmarcke, we have got a true leader to go to war with. So many exciting things for next year, I’d better work hard in the offseason!”
Reto Hollenstein joined the team last year, coming from Katusha, and says, “It was a challenging year with the current situation, but I never lost focus and I kept fighting. I am super happy to be part of this team. I am excited for the next season, to race with a strong team and gain from the experience of Chris Froome. The team is going to step up and I am ready to do what’s needed to help.”
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Chris Froome wechselt am Jahresende zu Israel Start Up Nation

Sir Dave Brailsford said: „Chris’s current contract comes to an end in December and we have taken the decision now not to renew it. We are making this announcement earlier than would usually be the case to put an end to recent speculation and allow the Team to focus on the season ahead.

„Chris has been with us from the start. He is a great champion and we have shared many memorable moments over the years but I do believe this is the right decision for the Team and for Chris. Given his achievements in the sport, Chris is understandably keen to have sole team leadership in the next chapter of his career – which is not something we are able to guarantee him at this point. A move away from Team INEOS can give him that certainty. At the same time, it will also give other members of our Team the leadership opportunities they too have earned and are rightly seeking. I am excited about the talent we have right across the Team at the current time and all our collective focus is on preparing for the season ahead. Like everyone across the sport we are all looking forward to the start of racing next month.“

Chris Froome said: „It has been a phenomenal decade with the Team, we have achieved so much together and I will always treasure the memories. I look forward to exciting new challenges as I move into the next phase of my career but in the meantime my focus is on winning a fifth Tour de France with Team INEOS.“
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Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer

ISN gab in einer Pressemitteilung bekannt, Froome werde am 1. August einen langfristigen Vertrag unterschreiben und ab 2021 das blau-weiße Trikot der Israel Start-Up Nation bis zum Ende seiner Karriere tragen.
Man werde um den 35-jährigen Froome herum ein Team aufbauen, um “unser Hauptziel zu erreichen: die Tour de France zu gewinnen“, wurde Team-Eigentümer Sylvan Adams zitiert. “Mit Chris werden wir zu neuen Höhen aufbrechen und die Spitze dieses Sports erreichen. Ich möchte hinzufügen, dass ich Chris nicht nur für seinen Erfolg als Radprofi bewundere, sondern auch dafür, wie er sich sonst als wahrer Gentleman verhält. Chris wird ein großartiges Vorbild für unser Team sein…“

“Gemeinsam können wir großartige Dinge schaffen“, sagte Froome, der bei der am 29. August in Nizza beginnenden Tour de France sein fünftes Gelbes Trikot erobern will, sich aber mit Egan Bernal und Geraint Thomas starker teaminterner Konkurrenz gegenübersieht.
Teammanager Kjell Carlström betonte: “Wir wollen unser Team im Jahr 2021 auf verschiedene Weise verstärken, nicht zuletzt, um in GrandTours konkurrenzfähig zu sein. Mit seiner beeindruckenden Bilanz ist Chris Froome der perfekte Leader für diese Rennen, mit Schwerpunkt auf der Tour de France “, sagte der Finne, der seinen neuen Kapitän trotz dessen Alters auch perspektivisch noch zur Weltspitze der Rundfahrer rechnet: “Er hat sowohl die Einstellung als auch die physischen Fähigkeiten, um mit uns noch mehr große Rundfahrten zu gewinnen.
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Andre Greipel fährt bis 2022 für Israel Start-Up Nation

Radprofi Andre Greipel hat seinen Vertrag beim Team Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) um zwei Jahre bis zum Ende der Saison 2022 verlängert. Das gab der Rennstall am Montag bekannt. „Ich hatte keine Gelegenheit, die volle Saison zu fahren“, sagte der elfmalige Tour-de-France-Etappensieger: „Als das Team mir die Gelegenheit gab zu bleiben, habe ich mich mit meiner Familie beraten und das war es. Ich liebe das Fahren immer noch.“ Er sei immer noch in der Lage, Ergebnisse zu liefern, erklärte der 37-Jährige weiter.

André Greipel 🦍 unites cyclists around the world for ALS charity

June 3, 2020: World Bicycle Day

André Greipel proudly announces his world bike day activation in support of his charity “Fight Against ALS”. Working in partnership with Strava, Greipel has created the “Ride Around the World” STRAVA challenge with the goal to clock up the kilometres together to circumnavigate the world in a single day.

Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
“For the past few years I have been raising awareness to support the much needed research for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). There is still no cure for this deadly disease. And like COVID 19, this disease knows no borders. Every person diagnosed is in the high risk group during this pandemic. During our mission on June 3 we want to make a big impact in worldwide awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Get on your bikes, share snapshots on social media and even show the world how many kilometres you have done.”

Kjell Carlström, General Manager of Team Israel Start-up Nation is proud to have his team riders involved in projects like this, collaborating with partners and driving publicity for charitable causes: “It’s great that riders use their status and public profile for promoting charities and specific researches. We at ISN are proud of André (Greipel) and are excited to support his world bike day initiatives and help him raise money for ALS research.”
To support André, KATUSHA sports has created a limited edition line of cycling apparel: Greipel Fights ALS, currently available for pre order. 15% of all kits sold will go directly to the research of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). On June 3rd you can get 10% discount on the ‚Greipel Fights ALS‘ kit by partaking in the Strava Challenge.

“A few weeks ago we had this idea and I felt a tingling sensation in my stomach. We talked about the idea in the family, with friends, the ISN team and partners. It quickly became clear to us that we have to do this because the bicycle is a very special and connecting invention. Thanks to the team at KATUSHA and also to all Strava users worldwide and to Paul, representative of the Strava team. We all have a common goal, we want to make a difference. The campaign still has a lot of potential and therefore the World Bike Day is on June 3 and the following 4 days a big appointment in my calendar!”

Find more information and details about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and how to support the #FightAgainstALS on Andre’s website.
Join us on June 3 and support the mission.
#CyclistsUniteTheWorld #WorldBicycleDay2020 #FightAgainstALS #Covid19

Le Samyn 2020

Quaregnon – Dour (201,9 km)
1 Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-Up Nation 4:42:02
2 Aimé De Gendt (Bel) Circus – Wanty Gobert 0:00:00
3 David Dekker (Ned) SEG Racing Academy 0:00:00
4 Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
5 Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:00:00
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling Team 0:00:00
7 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:00
8 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin – Fenix 0:00:00
9 Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:00:00
10 Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie 0:00:00

Vuelta San Juan – Stage 1

San Juan – San Juan (163,5 km)
1 BARBIER, Rudy (ISRAEL START – UP NATION) 3:45:14
2 BELLETTI, Manuel (ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC) 0:00:00
3 CONTTE, Tomas (MUNICIPALIDAD DE POCITO) 0:00:00
4 MOLANO, Juan S. (UAE TEAM EMIRATES) 0:00:00
5 HODEG, Alvaro J. (DECEUNINCK – QUICK – STEP) 0:00:00
6 SAGAN, Peter (BORA – HANSGROHE) 0:00:00
7 MAIKIN, Roman (SEL. RUSIA) 0:00:00
8 WACKERMANN, Luca (VINI ZABU‘ KTM) 0:00:00
9 GAVIRIA, Fernando (UAE TEAM EMIRATES) 0:00:00
10 LEMOINE, Cyril (COFIDIS) 0:00:00

Gesamtwertung
1 BARBIER, Rudy (ISRAEL START – UP NATION) 3:45:04
2 BELLETTI, Manuel (ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC) 0:00:04
3 CONTTE, Tomas (MUNICIPALIDAD DE POCITO) 0:00:06
4 MOLANO, Juan S. (UAE TEAM EMIRATES) 0:00:10
5 HODEG, Alvaro J. (DECEUNINCK – QUICK – STEP) 0:00:10
6 SAGAN, Peter (BORA – HANSGROHE) 0:00:10
7 MAIKIN, Roman (SEL. RUSIA) 0:00:10
8 WACKERMANN, Luca (VINI ZABU‘ KTM) 0:00:10
9 GAVIRIA, Fernando (UAE TEAM EMIRATES) 0:00:10
10 LEMOINE, Cyril (COFIDIS) 0:00:10

Israel Cycling Academy wird zu Israel Start-Up Nation in 2020 – World Tour Status erreicht!

Israel Start-Up Nation 2020

Matteo Badilatti
Rudy Barbier
Jenthe Biermans
Guillaume Boivin
Matthias Brändle
Alexander Cataford
Davide Cimolai
Alex Dowsett
Itamar Einhorn
Omer Goldstein
André Greipel
Ben Hermans
Hugo Hofstetter
Reto Holenstein
Dan Martin
Travis McCabe
Daniel Navarro
Krists Neilands
Guy Niv
James Piccoli
Nils Politt
Mihkel Räim
Alexis Renard
Guy Sagiv
Patrick Schelling
Rory Sutherland
Norman Vahtra
Tom Van Asbroeck
Mads Würtz Schmidt
Rick Zabel