The Israel Cycling Academy finalised its 2019 roster with contract extensions for three current riders and the addition of Nicki Sørensen as director sportif.
Sørensen, a former pro who retired from Saxo Bank in 2014 and then worked as a director with that team in 2015, will return to the Israel Cycling Academy after being a director there in 2016. Sørensen left for Aqua Blue Sport in 2017, but will return next year after the Irish Pro Continental team folded this season.
“It feels great to come back in ICA,” Sørensen said in a statement released by the team. “I had some really nice experiences with the team in 2016 that I will never forget. Back then the team was a smaller Continental team and now it has grown to a big Pro Conti team. I cannot wait to meet the riders and everyone involved. I have followed the team closely over the last two years, and I see a healthy and well-working team that has potential to take a step further up the ladder to successful WorldTour events.”
The team also announced contract extensions for Dutchman Dennis Van Winden, Kiwi Hamish Schreurs and Czech Daniel Turek, who is the only rider at ICA that has been with with the team since its inception in 2015.
The final signings bring the 2019 roster to 30 riders representing 18 countries.
The team added nine new riders for the 2019 season, including Tom Van Aesbroeck, Matthias Brandle, Davide Cimolai, Rudy Barbier, Riccardo Minali, Alexander Cataford, Conor Dunner, Matteo Badiliatti nd Clemet Carisey.
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