Israel Get started-Up Country‘s procedure of establishing a Excursion de France successful staff round Chris Froome continues, saying the signing of Carl Fredrik Hagen, their first new recruit because the Briton’s transfer used to be introduced ultimate month. The 28-year-old Norwegian will change his Lotto Soudal house and sign up for the Israeli outfit at the start of the 2021 season.
As reported by means of TV2, the signing of Hagen is about to be introduced on the opening of biking’s switch window at the 1st of August.
A relative latecomer to the WorldTour, Hagen joined Lotto Soudal, elderly 27, firstly of the 2019 season after plenty of spectacular performances that integrated victory at the queen level of the 2017 Excursion Alsace and the whole on the 2018 Excursion du Jura.
He temporarily showed his attainable with third on a level of the Critérium du Dauphiné sooner than a late-season flourish during which he took eighth on GC on the Vuelta a España and seventh on the Gree-Excursion of Guangxi. Through distinctive feature of his L. a. Vuelta good fortune, Hagen is about to steer Lotto Soudal’s GC hopes on the Giro D’Italia, set to begin at the third October.
The inside track comes as Israel Get started-Up Country start to construct a Grand Excursion successful staff round six-time Grand Excursion winner, Froome. Rumoured to be taking a look at Daryl Impey, the Israeli outfit has additionally prolonged contracts with James Piccoli, Matthias Brändle, Rick Zabel and Alex Cataford.
Hagen will certainly turn into the most important piece in Froome’s 2021 Excursion de France puzzle. A flexible all-rounder, it is going to be Hagen’s consistency and prowess within the mountains that would end up priceless to Froome and Israel Get started-Up Country because the Briton appears for his 5th yellow jersey.