Israel Start-Up Nation is allegedly in discussions with Chris Froome, Greg Van Avermaet and Jasper Stuyven from the hopes of registering star riders.
The Israeli WorldTour group is on the search for big titles after making its debut at cycling’s top grade this season.
Chris Froome, four-time winner of the Tour de France, is coming towards the end of his contract with Team Ineos and rumours have suggested that he may be considering a shift, although Israel Start-Up haven’t denied their attention.
Based on French paper Het Laatste Nieuws, the group’s billionaire owner Sylvan Adams is eager to signal Froome while the direction will also be intalks with Classics pros Van Avermaet and Stuyven.
Van Avermaet now rides for CCC Team, but has stated he’d think about a move as his current costume confront an uncertain future.
Polish handbag firm CCC has declared it’ll be pulling out in the close of the season.
Stuyven, winner of this 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, is coming towards the end of his contract with Trek-Segafredo, also is just another chance for Israel Start-Up Nation since they would like to better their Classics roster.
The Israeli group was shaped in 2020 following the Guru Continental outfit Israel Cycling Academy took on the remains of this Katusha-Alpecin squad.
Their line-up now comprises André Greipel, that has signed for the following 2 decades, Dan Martin, and Alex Dowsett.
Before this season, Cycling Weekly researched the narrative behind the team.
Bernard Hinault, five-time winner of the Tour de France, has indicated Froome should depart Team Ineos when he does not win the Tour this season.
Froome missed out to the 2018 Tour to team-mate Geraint Thomas, after winning the Giro d’Italia only a couple weeks before.
The seven-time Grand Tour winner was subsequently absent in the 2019 Tour, having endured an awful leg fracture in the Dauphiné.
The 35-year old says he is back to full strength yet and is excited to race the rescheduled Tour de France from late August.
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Though the speculation could have originated out of Froome’s camp since the rider appears enhance the conditions of the next contract with Team Ineos, can Israel tempt the seven-time Grand Tour winner from his longstanding squad?