James Piccoli moved up to second place in the general classification of the Tour du Rwanda. After executing sublime race tactics, attentive racing, and a great explosion of power from the GC-contender himself on the final climb, the Canadian climber dropped most of his GC-competitors. Norman Vahtra spent his day
The eyes told the story. They were wide open. The nine girls, all members of the only road cycling club from Rwanda, were listening to the story of the slim woman who came to meet them – the first female director of a top-level men’s cycling team. But here’s
Thursday evening, Israel Start-Up Nation took the stage for the official team presentation ahead of the Giro d’Italia. Led by Dan Martin, the team is eager to get started and leave its mark on the Italian Grand Tour. Wearing the brand-new dark red, wine-inspired outfit, showcasing the team’s Italian sponsor
Canadian GC-contender James Piccoli is, after stage 5, still in the mix for overall victory in the Tour du Rwanda. The stage with the final climb to Kimironko Market, one of the busiest markets in Rwanda, has only been won by true punchers in the past editions of the race.
Israel Start-Up Nation will ride this year’s Giro d’Italia with a special dark red jersey, showcasing our Italian sponsor Vini Fantini and beautifully designed by Israeli clothing company Jinga. Usually, the ISN team races in the blue and white colors of Israel, but this Giro will be different. For the
If you rapidly grow a bike culture in a country that was not so cycling-minded a decade ago, talent rises up fast. Edo Goldstein and Omer Lahav are two examples of riders who have developed rapidly over the last few years and are now showing their skills in the Tour
In the last week of hard training before the Giro d’Italia, Israeli climber Guy Niv did several training sessions paced by an eBike around his hometown. “I could perfectly simulate racing pace here on the safe roads in Northern Israel.” After his solid efforts in the Tour of the Alps,
James Piccoli finished strong after a long, wet and exhausting stage in the Tour du Rwanda and leaves all options open for the GC. Stage three in the Tour du Rwanda was all about the elevation. In the queen’s stage, almost 4,000 meters of climbing elevation had to be covered
Dan Martin leads Israeli team in Italy – DS, Nicki Sørensen: Dan for GC, but also looking for stage wins – Eyes on the time trials with Dowsett, Brändle and Bevin – De Marchi: The key is to be ready at the right moment – Amore infinito: Infinite love. The
Estonian national road race champion Norman Vahtra nearly delivered Israel Start-Up Nation the first spot on the podium in the Tour du Rwanda. Vahtra barely manages to click out of his pedals after the finish when he falls down on his handlebars. For minutes he keeps his head down, gasping
With #VisitIsrael and Hammerhead, Israel Start-Up Nation will share the favorite loops of all Israeli riders in our two teams. In volume 1 we feature Israel Cycling Academy-rider Yuval Ben Moshe. “This is the loop where Israeli climbers battle for a famous King of the Mountain (KOM). This segment on
After a few days of social projects, including embracing the only women’s team in Rwanda (see video below) and visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Sunday the second of May marked the first stage of the Tour du Rwanda. The girls from the cycling club of Kibungo, who Israel Start-Up Nation
After a week of impressive performances, Israel Start-Up Nation finished off this year’s Tour de Romandie with a fifth place overall for Michael Woods. Sunday, Tour de Romandie concluded with an undulating time trial in Fribourg. Leading the race overall after winning yesterday’s queen stage, Woods took on the challenging
Israel Start-Up Nation embraced this inspiring group of cyclists from Kibungo, supports with HJC Sports, Selle Italia, Maxxis Bike tires and Orange Sealed, and will continue to help them to chase their dreams. Video: Noam Chojnowski & Sjors Beukeboom #RacingForChange #YallaISN #SelleItalia #Maxxis #Maxxisbike #Maxxistires #orangesealed #hjcsports.
Israel Start-Up Nation’s team leader Michael Woods put on an impressive performance to claim victory on stage 4 of Tour de Romandie. Woods is also the new race leader! With five categorized climbs, over 4,000 meters of climbing and a 20 km long final ascent with an average gradient of
This year’s Giro d’Italia is anything but an easy race – but who wants an easy race, anyway? Lots (and we do mean lots!) of climbs, flat stages for the sprinters, and some really good chances for those risk-taking breakaways. For more about the team in the Giro, click here.