Team News: Dan Martin joining Israel Cycling Academy

One of the Worlds leading climbers and Monument winner, Dan Martin is to joing Israel Cycling Academy – “I feel it’s time for me to step into a new and exciting challenge”

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Team News: Dan Martin joining Israel Cycling Academy

The first ever Israeli pro cycling team is announcing that it has signed its highest caliber pro rider to date with Dan Martin joining the team for two years starting next season.

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“We are thrilled to have Dan Martin join our team,” stated the team co-owner Sylvan Adams who is the driving force behind its quest to reach the world’s top level. “Martin is a bona fide star of our sport and we hope to support him towards many victories next season. Dan is a true professional who will be great asset to our team. He has proven that he can win single day races as well as stage races”.

Dan Martin – who has more than 20 career victories in his impressive Pro tour resume including stages at the Tour de France, Vuelta Espana and the monuments “Liege Bastogne Liege” and “Giro di Lombardia” – has made it clear that for him this is an exciting new challenge that will enhance his career: “I feel it’s time for me to step into a new and exciting challenge”.

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“Not only will I be able to help this great project reach its exciting goals, but it is also a great opportunity for me to refresh myself and improve further. ICA has shown huge confidence in me – so together we can create something truly special to improve across the board”. I have not reached my peak and I strongly believe that the best is yet to come for ICA and myself.”

Dan Martin goes on to say “I have seen ICA grow as a team organisation from the outside and I am excited to be able to join it now. The belief and support shown to me by ICA is a great reason why I decided that this is a unique opportunity. In the Last 6 or 7 years I have been following the same pro tour calendar and I am looking forward to changing it a bit and discovering new races. ICA has enjoyed a very good season in 2019 and the roster will be even more competitive in 2020”.

The team is determined to do just that. It has already signed French Hugo Hofsteter to strengthen its Belgian classic squad and is planning further reinforcements to be announced. “We are just getting started” is Mr. Adams favourite phrase. And it’s clearly valid.

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