For U23-riders, it does not get bigger than the ‘Baby Giro’ (or the Girobio), the U23 version of the Giro d’Italia. Israel Cycling Academy is honored to be part of the most important race of the season.

“This has been a season goal since the beginning of the year”, Sports Director Gordon Fraser confirms. “The races we have done so far, have been a build-up to what we will face here in Italy in the next seven days.”

Mason Hollyman, who secured a position in the WorldTour-team in 2023, is ICA’s team leader in Italy. “He is looking sharp”, Fraser says. “With him, we hope to get a top-5 in the general classification.”

Riley Pickrell takes the start in Gradara to go for results in flat stages. Edo Goldstein and Nadav Raisberg represent Israel in the Baby Giro. Alastair Mackellar makes it five for the Academy.

“I hope to see a team riding well-together, in the front of the race every time it matters. Hollyman is capable of getting a good result in the GC, and I want to see the team is committed to helping him. So if the peloton lines up in colours, we have to be there and show our presence. That is how we can get the results this week.”