Israel Cycling Academy will take on its most challenging stage race to date in 2022, and it starts today: the 4-day Circuit Des Ardennes.

“We are coming to this with a strong squad and a clear goal to win a stage and even more but, of course, we will need to be at our highest level and make all the right decisions,” said ICA manager Aviad Izrael, who will be leading the squad as the head DS.

ICA has been on the up since the start of the season, producing impressive results on a consistent basis and Aviad expects this to continue in the Ardennes.

“We’ve got Riley as our sprinter in the first stage with Yuval been Moshe as our second option. But in the following three days, every one of our riders will get the chance to shine if he proves capable. We do not have a clear GC leader so it’s all open.” The lineup will include three Israelis.

A rainy and windy forecast throughout the race shall definitely make it harder but Aviad believes that his boys are ready for it. “The most critical thing is to make the right decisions,” he said. “That will be the key.

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