Fuglsang, Houle confirmed with Israel Start-Up Nation

Jakob Fuglsang on the attack in the Tour de Suisse
Jakob Fuglsang on the attack in the Tour de Suisse (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Israel Start-Up Nation announced the arrival of Danish Grand Tour contender Jakob Fuglsang and Canadian Hugo Houle from the Astana squad, confirming reports on Cyclingnews linking the pair to the team after failed negotiations between BikeExchange and sponsor Premier Tech.

Fuglsang is a two-time winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2019, and was third overall at the Tour de Suisse this season. Although he turns 37 next March, he says, "I still have some big wins left in me".

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