Israel Start-Up Nation owner: I'm not disappointed at Chris Froome missing Tour

IsraeliCanadian billionaire Sylvan Adams speaks to journalists during a training session in the Sylvan Adams National Velodrome in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 10 2019 Photo by JACK GUEZ AFP Photo by JACK GUEZAFP via Getty Images
Israel Start-Up Naion co-owner Sylvan Adams at the Israel Cycling Academy team presentation last December (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Israel Start-Up Nation team co-owner Sylvan Adams has said that he wasn't surprised or disappointed that Chris Froome – who will join the team in 2021 – wasn't selected for the Tour de France by his current team, Ineos Grenadiers.

Four-time Tour winner Froome has been making his way back from career-threatening injuries sustained at the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné and had hoped to make his Grand Tour return at the this Tour de France.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix