Michael Woods
Michael Woods
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Michael Woods

Michael Woods to join Chris Froome at Israel Start-Up Nation

The Canadian racing cyclist signs 3-year deal with Israel-based UCI World Tour team, joining Tour stage winners Daryl Impey and Patrick Bevan as well as Norwegian rider Carl Fredrik Hagen

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Published: 08.12.20 , 19:07
Israel Start-Up Nation announced on Wednesday Canadian Michael Woods will join the outfit next season to support four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.
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  • Woods, 33, who won a bronze medal at the world championships in 2018, has signed a three-year deal, the team said.
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    Michael Woods
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    "World-class climber, Michael Woods, will join Team Israel Start-Up Nation next season to be Chris Froome's super-domestique," Start-Up Nation said.
    "The Canadian will also lead the team in some of the biggest classics and monument races," they added.
    Tour stage winners Daryl Impey and Patrick Bevan as well as Norwegian rider Carl Fredrik Hagen have also been signed by the side who have been promoted to the top-tier World Tour.
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    Chris Froome
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    Froome will continue to compete for Ineos this season and is taking part in the Criterium du Dauphine, a key Tour de France warmup race, that starts on Wednesday.
    Froome's contract with Ineos expires in December and the team has decided not to renew it, ending their decade-long association. As a result, the cyclist joined Start-Up Nation for the start of next season back in July.
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