Froome, his team is in a panic! –

In the midst of a battle for survival on the World Tour, Israeli tech prime minister Christopher Froome’s team killed Dylan Tunes mid-season in hopes of salvaging his place among the elite.

The transfer window began on August 1 for cycling, with several transfers announced for 2023. But Team Israel-Premier Tech made a different kind of reversal by hiring Flèche Wallonne winner Dylan Teuns, with immediate effect.

Mid-season transfer is a fairly rare practice in pelotons. In general, when a runner feels bad in the team and decides to change the air. But here is the opposite. It was the Israeli formation that went hunting for the Belgian drill because it desperately needed results.

Israel-Premier Tech is in danger

Team Israel-Premier Tech is one of those teams that is fighting to keep its place on the World Tour. 18 ProTeam licenses are allocated over three years, and are retained By arrangement determined for the period 2020-2022. At the moment, Israel is out of the cut, 20th in the standings, behind Lotto Sudal, who also relegated. The goal of these two lineups is to catch up with the delays at Movistar, Cofidis, EF-Education First or BikeExchange.

Nevertheless, Israel-Premier Tech is still on a good run in the Tour de France, with two stage victories for Simon Clarke and Hugo Hall, quite an honorable record. But its supposed leaders did not respond for two years, notably Christopher Froome. The tour’s quadruple winner, signed at a gold price from Ineos, hasn’t been the same since falling to the Dauphinée in 2019. Even if he raised his head on the Tour, with a beautiful third at Alpe d’Huez, the record is still starving: 68 points from the UCI Collected over the past two years, out of 12,709 for his team during the 2020-2022 period. real industrial disaster, For those who remain one of the highest paid riders in the peloton.

Teens arrive sooner than expected

That’s why Israel-Premier Tech broke the bank to sign Teuns. “We still have some of the biggest races to come next season, many of which will be a good fit for Dylan, Managing Director Kjell Carlstrom said.Dylan will be targeting the Vuelta a España and the Italian classics at the end of the season, and we think he could play a major role for us there. We have no doubt that Dylan will fit in easily with the team and this will be the start of a fruitful partnership. »

At the end of his contract with Barhain-Victorious, the Teuns could have joined his new squad next year, but his arrival was expected. His place is assigned to one of the Israeli riders on the team, Guy Sagiv, a pure product of the Israel Cycling Academy Project, which was established in 2015.

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