2020 Edition

Stages won 1
Overall ranking 18
Competitors in race 7
Sporting managers : GUERRERO Oscar / MARIE Lionel


Israel Start-Up Nation will be the only team to make its debut in La Vuelta 20. This year, the Israeli team will be participating as a WorldTour team for the first time, following its creation in 2015 under the name of Cycling Academy Team. Kjell Carlström’s men have taken Katusha’s place in cycling’s maximum category and are also inheriting part of the structure and the riders from the Swiss team. 

With guaranteed participation in the best races of the international cycling calendar, Israel Start-Up Nation has dedicated 2020 to becoming stronger in order to do battle with the peloton favourites. If the Israeli team was already handed a trump card in stage races by signing Dan Martin, Chris Froome’s arrival in 2021 will give the young team serious muscle and visibility in order to face the challenges that lie ahead for the very first Hebrew team to earn a place in the WorldTour.

  • Final victory0
  • Stages victory0
  • Red jersey0
  • Other race Won0

Overall victories: 0   

Stage victories: 0  

Leader jerseys: 0  

Victories in secondary classifications: 0  

16: The different nationalities of the cyclists that make up the team. Four of them are Israeli.


May 4th 2018: Debut of the Israel Cycling Academy in a Grand Tour, with their participation as a guest team in the 2018 Giro d’Italia that departed from Jerusalem.  

July 9th 2020: Israel Start-Up Nation confirms the 2021 addition of two-time La Vuelta winner Chris Froome to its ranks.

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