Carl Fredrik Hagen to join Chris Froome at Israel Start-Up Nation

Lotto Soudal's Carl Fredrik Hagen is set to join Israel Start-Up Nation for 2021
Lotto Soudal's Carl Fredrik Hagen is set to join Israel Start-Up Nation for 2021 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Israel Start-Up Nation's process of building a Tour de France winning team around Chris Froome continues, announcing the signing of Carl Fredrik Hagen, their first new recruit since the Briton's move was announced last month. The 28-year-old Norwegian will swap his Lotto Soudal home and join the Israeli outfit at the beginning of the 2021 season. 

As reported by TV2, the signing of Hagen is set to be announced at the opening of cycling's transfer window on the 1st of August. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.