Taj Jones signs with Israel Start-Up Nation

ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast sprinter Taj Jones wins stage 2 of the 2020 Tour de Langkawi, and has signed a three-year contract to join Israel Start-Up Nation from 2021
ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast sprinter Taj Jones wins stage 2 of the 2020 Tour de Langkawi, and has signed a three-year contract to join Israel Start-Up Nation from 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Australian sprinter Taj Jones will be able to count four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome as a teammate when he joins the UCI WorldTour-level Israel Start-Up Nation team on a three-year contract, starting in 2021.

Jones' stage victory at the Tour de Langkawi in February helped to seal the deal, and the 20-year-old will be making the step up from the Continental-level ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast team – part of the Australian Cycling Academy programme – which is based in Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

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