Israel Start-Up Nation team may receive COVID-19 vaccine at end of March

Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation
(Image credit: Ronen Tupelberg and BRIAN Veloimages)

Israel Start-Up Nation co-owner Sylvan Adams has confirmed that his team could receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this spring at a second training camp, but he underlined that it would only be possible once the state of Israel had achieved “herd immunity.”

Speaking at the team’s press conference on Monday, Adams argued that the state of Israel’s vaccine programme was progressing at a fast enough pace for vaccination to be considered in roughly two and a half months’ time.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.