It’s a historic moment and a great honor,” declare team owners. “We earned this selection.”
The team sets its goal to win a stage at the Giro
Israeli champion Roy Goldstein: “For an Israeli rider, it’s a chance to make history and to be the first ever to race in a Grand Tour…[and] to scream: we are on the map!”
General manager Ran Margaliot: “No free gifts to make the roster, including the Israelis.”
Tel Aviv. January 20th, 2018
Calling it “a historic moment for Israeli sports and a great honor,” Israel’s first ever professional team, Israel Cycling Academy, has proudly accepted an invitation to participate in the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s most significant sporting events, scheduled to begin in Jerusalem on May 4th.
“Israel Cycling Academy earned this selection with our excellent team, including seasoned riders who have secured victories in two of the three Grand Tours,” stated the team’s co-owner Sylvan Adams, who is also the Honorary President of the Giro’s “Big Start” in Israel. “We now expect to add a stage win in this year’s Giro and to place a team leader high on the GC [General Classification of overall leaders]. These are our goals in this year’s Giro and we wish to thank the race organizer RCS for this opportunity.”