WorldTour relegation watch - Israel-Premier Tech's survival strategy

Tom Van Asbroeck (Israel-Premier Tech) at the back of the peloton in Paris-Nice
Tom Van Asbroeck (Israel-Premier Tech) at the back of the peloton in Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In 2023, the UCI's promotion/relegation system will go into effect for the first time, limiting the number of WorldTour teams to the 18 highest-ranking teams in the combined 2020-2022 World Rankings for teams. At least 22 teams are aiming for those 18 positions and, other than the top five teams, no team is safe. In this series, Cyclingnews examines the teams in the bottom half of the rankings and their prospects for 2023.

Cyclingnews spoke with Israel-Premier Tech manager Kjell Carlström about how illness and injury have put the team in a most unexpected place with Lotto Soudal in the 'relegation zone' - in 19th. (For a little context on what that relegation zone means, read our explainer on how the WorldTour points system works) The team are heading to Giro d'Italia to win stages and hope to turn their bad luck around.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.