Travis McCabe living WorldTour dream at Israel Start-Up Nation

Travis McCabe Tour de Langkawi
Travis McCabe at the 2019 Tour de Langkawi (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Pro cycling can be a fickle business at the best of times, one where riders can be flying high one month and scrambling for a contract the next. This year has been no different, with multiple teams folding at the top levels of the sport.

There are seven riders at Israel Start-Up Nation who know this first-hand after their Katusha-Alpecin team folded this year. Another man on the 2020 roster has been through the wringer multiple times in the past several seasons is Travis McCabe, the American sprinter who will make his WorldTour debut at the age of 30.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix