WHo IS ISRAEL start-up nation?

Founded to elevate and popularize the sport of cycling in Israel and other emerging countries, the team has grown in short time from a small Continental-Level Team to one of the top WorldTour teams in the peloton.

our teams

The WorldTour Team is called Israel Start-Up Nation, while our Continental Team carries on the name of Israel Cycling Academy. Half of the riders are young and talented Israeli riders.

For the 2021 season, the Israel Start-Up Nation roster includes names like four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, Grand Tour stage winners Dan Martin, Michael Woods, Daryl Impey and Andre Greipel, top Classics specialist Sep Vanmarcke together with the strong Israeli riders Guy Niv, Guy Sagiv, Omer Goldstein and Itamar Einhorn and many others.

OUR VISION

We believe in cycling.
More than transportation: it’s social mobility.
More than competition: it’s a platform for education.
Cycling bridges cultural divides – by bringing people together.
We must inspire the next generation to ride, no matter their fitness.  

OUR MISSION

Wherever you are from,
Whatever your background is,
we believe that if you have the
talent and you can work hard,
there is a place for you in
professional cycling.

OUR DEFINING CHARACTERSTICS

AMBASSADORS OF PEACE AND SPORT

The team roster consists of athletes from three different religions, and the team riders are “Ambassadors of Peace & Sport” for the Peres Center of Peace.

We believe in teamwork, and we wish to inspire people around the world to think and act differently.

THE ACADEMY STRUCTURE

PROMOTING CYCLING IN ISRAEL

Israel is an important part of our story and our dynamic and innovative racing spirit.
We invest heavily in developing the Academy’s grassroots assets in Israel.

Youth cycling schools and clubs around the country. With professional guidance of ex-riders of the team, we develop the next generation of Israeli leaders on and off the bikes.

“Cycling Champions League” for youth and children in Israel, helps identifies young talents from an early age and develop racing-skills and know how in a systematic way.

Scholarship program for young coaches and cycling guides: investing in the human resource that would guide the young generation of Israeli cyclists.

TEL AVIV OLYMPIC VELODROME

The brand-new Tel-Aviv Olympic Velodrome,
is a first of its kind in the Middle East.
Academy’s Israel office is located in the velodrome.

FANS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Our fans are the wind beneath our wheels. You are the driving force behind us and we see a great importance in keeping in a constant contact with you.

In addition to updating on live events, we will also bring you behind the scenes to show you just how much it takes from both riders and staff to reach the top level in this beautiful sport.

Make sure to follow the team our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTubeWe encourage you write or comment, send us pictures and share your thoughts about Israel Start-Up Nation and Israel Cycling Academy.

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