It’s time for the Tour de France! Israel – Premier Tech loves this race and our riders and staff cannot wait for the start of what will be the team’s fifth participation in the biggest event of the season.

Ahead of Saturday’s Grand Départ in Florence, our exclusive gallery will take fans behind the scenes as we finalize our preparations for the Tour.

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Friday

Rolling out for the last pre-Tour training ride

We’ll get one of them looking at the camera next time…

A few minutes of downtime for our hard-working mechanics

Thursday

The Piazza Michelangelo was a stunning setting for the team presentation

The atmosphere within the team couldn’t be better

Come for the background, stay for Stevie and G’s antics…

It was a beautiful morning for a training ride in Florence

British rider Jake Stewart is all set for his Tour debut

Jakob Fuglsang shows off the new Factor OSTRO VAM special edition frameset for the Tour

Wednesday

IPT honored the legacy of two-time Tour de France winner Gino Bartali in his home city with a special event at the Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence

IPT team owner Sylvan Adams presented the Bartali family and Jewish community leaders with signed jerseys

The event unsurprisingly proved to be emotional throughout