British bike owner notches up first-ever stage win for Staff Israel at Giro d’Italia

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British cyclist notches up first-ever stage win for Team Israel at Giro d’Italia


A British rider for an Israeli skilled biking group gained a stage of one of many three main worldwide races for the primary time ever on Saturday.

Alex Dowsett from Maldon gained Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia for Staff Israel Begin-Up Nation, which was established in 2015 and joined the best stage {of professional} biking solely final yr.

He was a part of a breakaway group alongside ISN team-mate Matthias Brändle on the the Giro d’Italia, which is one among biking’s three prestigious Grand Tour races, together with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana.

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Dowsett, , who’s the British ITT champion, cried after he handed the end line, and stated: “Matthias and I by no means stopped believing. Having two within the break of six was important… It might simply have been Matthias [who won the stage].”

Alex-Dowsett on the rostrum after his win on the Giro D’Italia (Credit score: Bettini Photographs)

Staff co-owner Sylvan Adams stated: “All the thrill demonstrates that our undertaking has significance past sport, it’s exhibiting the true coronary heart of Israel to tons of of hundreds of thousands of followers around the globe. I couldn’t be extra proud,”

Israel Begin-Up Nation made its first look within the Giro d’Italia in 2018 when Adams, a Canadian-Israeli actual property magnate, introduced the biking race to Israel for the primary three levels, the primary time any leg of biking’s Grand Tour races happened exterior of Europe.

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