SPORTS Israeli Cycling Team Proves Their Strength

milano sanremoBy Adam Smulevich

The Israel Cycling Academy, the first Israeli professional cycling team to participate in a Giro d’Italia continues to amaze.

After distinguishing itself at the Tirreno – Adriatico, an elite cycle race in Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coasts, the Academy played a leading role in the legendary Milano – Sanremo race. This the longest professional one-day race in modern cycling.

The race covers over three hundred kilometres. The Academy has shown great strength and compactness. Two of its’ cyclists were in the run for almost the entire leg. The Israeli Guy Sagiv and the Latvian champion Krists Neilands attempted the final victory with an attack seven kilometers before the finish line.

In the end, the winner was the Italian champion Vincenzo Nibali. However, the Israeli Cycling Academy can be very satisfied with their participation.