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After two emotional victories at the 2022 Tour de France stages, the Israel – Premier Tech IPT is set to return for its fourth participation in cycling's flagship event after receiving an invitation from the Amaury Sport Organization ASO.
The IPT made history in 2020 as the first Israeli cycling team to compete in the Tour de France. In 2022, Guy Neave became the first Israeli driver to score two stage victories. IPT owner Sylvan Adams said his team is looking forward to more success at this year's race.
“We are looking forward to participating in the most important and challenging Tour de France this July,” &ndash ; Adams said. “We hope to build on our success”
General Manager Kjell Carlström shared Adams' enthusiasm and thanked ASO for granting one of the two remaining invitations to the IPT.
“With every competition we have grown as a team and the way Simon Clarke and Hugo Hole have won two emotional victories at the stages of the Tour de France last year, was an exceptional event in the eight-year history of our team”, – says Carlström. “I also want to thank ASO for inviting us to race again”.
Although winning the Tour de France – it's a dream come true, few wins in 2022 have been as memorable as the stage wins of Simon Clarke and Hugo Howl.
For Clarke, the news of an IPT invitation is a huge source of motivation to kick off the new season.
“It's great that we have been confirmed to race in the Tour de France this year. This is really important not only for the team, but also for us as riders”, – Clarke shares her emotions.
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