Israel Start-Up Nation riders Greipel, Sutherland and Hermans slowly recovering

New Israel Start-Up Nation signing André Greipel at the 2020 Tour Down Under
New Israel Start-Up Nation signing André Greipel at the 2020 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

While WorldTour outfit Israel Start-Up Nation so far has a trio of race victories – thanks to Rudy Barbier's stage win at the Vuelta a San Juan, Mihkel Räim's stage win at the Tour of Antalya and Hugo Hofstetter's victory at Le Samyn – it has also had three long-term injuries to André Greipel, Rory Sutherland and Ben Hermans.

Greipel is out with a fractured shoulder, Sutherland broke his leg in an electric-scooter accident in December, while Hermans broke his collarbone and fractured his shoulder at the Tour Down Under. All three riders are now well on the way to recovering – and will soon be ready for when the season restarts, whenever that proves to be.

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