Israel Start-Up Nation on Chris Froome: We're talking to some of the best riders in the world

Volta ao Algarve 2020 - 66th Edition - 1st stage Portimao - Lagos 195,6 km - 19/02/2020 - Daniel Martin (IRL - Israel Start-Up Nation) - photo Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhoto©2020
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Israel Start-Up Nation co-owner Ron Baron did little to dispel rumours of the team trying to sign Chris Froome from Team Ineos in a press conference on Wednesday. Baron said he expects the team's budget to grow in 2021 and said "we are talking to some of the best riders in the world".

The first-year WorldTour team scooped up a number of top riders for the 2020 season after taking over the top-tier licence held by Katusha-Alpecin. They kept Paris-Roubaix runner-up Nils Politt, Rick Zabel and Alex Dowsett on from Katusha, among others, while Dan Martin was signed from UAE Team Emirates and sprinter André Greipel came across after an unsatisfying year with Arkéa-Samsic.

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