Mihkel Räim: Even finding a Continental team is a nightmare

Mihkel Raim (Israel Cycling Academy)
Mihkel Räim raced for Israel Cycling Academy for five years (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Cycling’s transfer market can be a cruel, harsh place, and Mihkel Räim is one of a number of riders who still find themselves stuck as we head into February. 

The 27-year-old Estonian was not offered a contract extension by the Israel Start-Up Nation team and has had little luck so far as he fights to continue his career as a professional bike racer.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.