Israel Start-Up Nation confirms Chris Froome signing

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Chris Froome at the UAE Tour earlier this year (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Israel Start-Up Nation have confirmed the signing of Chris Froome for the 2021 season, announcing on Thursday morning that the four-time Tour de France winner will sign a "long-term contract" on August 1 that will see him end his career at the team. 

The team, which gained WorldTour status for 2020, has been linked with Froome ever since the news broke that he was in discussions over a mid-season transfer back in May.

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