The first ever professional Israeli cycling team, Cycling Academy Team, has requested its MPCC membership. The adhesion will be submitted to the Board by the end of the month.

Now there are 18 Pro Continental teams volontarily committed to the MPCC out of a total of 22! The Israeli structure Cycling Academy Team – part of the 2nd division since that year – has formally applied for membership through its manager Ran Margaliot, former professional rider.

“As a young and upcoming start-up team, representing the new generation of cycling, we believe movements such as MPCC are the correct way to help us progress with the cycling towards a new reality of clean and reliable sport”, he explains.

Cycling Academy Team’s sporting director are Kjell Carlstrom and Oscar Guerrero. The responsible physican is Dr. Idit Shub. Several top-level experienced riders are part of the roster, such as former U23 World Championships medallist Guillaume Boivin, Dennis Van Winden or Zakkari Dempster. The team also includes 4 national road race champions: Mexico’s Luis Lemus, Israel’s Guy Sagiv, Namibia’s Dan Craven and Estonia’s Mihkel Raim.

Since its inception in 2015, this team has been supported by the double world champion Peter Sagan, who now wears the colors of a team which is also part of the MPCC: Bora-Hansgrohe.