Alex Dowsett will journey in assist of Chris Froome, as he has prolonged his contract with Israel Begin-Up Nation.
The Brit was out of contract for 2021 in a troublesome yr for riders looking for jobs for subsequent season, however after successful the staff’s first ever Grand Tour stage on the Giro d’Italia, Dowsett will proceed with the Israeli WorldTour staff.
Having joined ISN once they took over his previous staff, Katusha-Alpecin, Dowsett will now spend one other two years with the staff, as Grand Tour star Chris Froome joins from Ineos Grenadiers.
Dowsett stated: “Being on the highway with the staff is nice enjoyable. I’m also known as a time trial specialist, and it’ll without end be a self-discipline I really like, however I really feel I’m of way more worth to a staff for my strengths as a lead-out man. The staff we had for UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatco, and the Giro was so cohesive and such a pleasure to be part of. That is what I’m most enthusiastic about for the upcoming two years.”
Dowsett took a outstanding stage victory at this yr’s Giro d’Italia, driving solo to win from the breakaway, the primary success in a Grand Tour since Israel Begin-Up Nation joined the WorldTour.
Workforce co-owner Sylvan Adams stated: “Alex made historical past by successful ISN’s first Grand Tour stage. However simply as importantly, he’s a terrific team-mate, with management qualities that encourage and information his fellow riders. He’s really appreciated by his team-mates and the administration of our staff.”
Dowsett added: “For me this yr, a spotlight is unsurprisingly stage eight of the Giro d’Italia, one thing I couldn’t have performed with out the staff, their sponsors, the administrators, and my teammates. It was solely a matter of time earlier than one in every of ISN’s roster secured the staff’s first-ever WorldTour and Grand Tour win, and I’m honoured I used to be capable of be the staff member that delivered that to the road.”
The 32-year-old from Essex, who will turned a father for the primary time within the New Yr, additionally has bold plans for the top of 2020.
This week Dowsett introduced he’ll attempt to reclaim his Hour File from Victor Camepenaerts.
Having held the report briefly in 2015 earlier than dropping it to Bradley Wiggins, Dowsett will attempt as soon as once more on the Manchester Velodrome on December 12.
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On his team-mates, Dowsett stated: “From the skin, it’s clear ISN is without doubt one of the most fun up-and-coming groups. With the energy of the signings for subsequent yr, together with Bevin, Vanmarcke, Woods, De Marchi, and naturally, Chris Froome, it will likely be fairly one thing to be a part of a staff with ambitions to match the signings.
“I’ll be enjoying a loyal supporting function to those guys and the sprinters all year long. When your teammate wins, you’re feeling prefer it’s a win for everybody.”