One of the main stars of modern Cycling, Chris froome, at the end of the season will leave his current team Ineos. The team itself has confirmed that the contract, which expires at the end of 2020, will not be renewed:
Team INEOS confirms we will not be renewing @chrisfroome’s contract – so after 10 great years this season will be Chris’s last with the team.
— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) July 9, 2020
Almost immediately on the signing of 35-year-old Brit announced the team of the Israel Start-Up Nation:
Welcome to our family, CHRIS FROOME!
ברוך הבא , כריס
Full statement : https://t.co/kXkZy3Uogq pic.twitter.com/eUKlwdWpdG
— Israel Start-Up Nation / Israel Cycling Academy (@YallaIsraelSUN) July 9, 2020
Earlier it was rumored even that froome will go into the Israel Start-Up Nation even in the course of the season, but the Briton will fulfill his current contract with Ineos to end.
Chris froome – 4-time winner of the Tour de France, the winner of the Giro d’italia and 2-time Vuelta winner. For the team Ineos (formerly Sky) he serves since 2010 and all of its major successes achieved in its composition.
Israel Start-Up Nation is a new team, established only in 2015. 2020 is the debut for the team in the worldtour, the top division of world Cycling.
Note that almost all of last season froome missed due to severe injury. Many experts doubt that 35-year-old Briton will be able to return to its former level.