Alex Dowsett wins Stage 8 of the 2020 Giro d'Italia 10/12/2020 10:03:06 AM

Alex Dowsett (Israel Start-Up Nation) has won stage 8 of the 2020 Giro d'Italia. This marks the first-ever Grand Tour victory for the Israel Start-Up Nation Team.

“History was made today, as our Israel Start-up Nation rider Alex Dowsett prevailed to take the first Grand Tour victory in the team’s short existence. After Alex successfully attacked the day’s breakaway group from about 15kms from the finish the Eurosport TV announcers were shouting out our name ‘Israël’  and even ‘y’alla’ during Alex’s 20 minute solo ride to victory in recognition of this historic achievement. This excitement demonstrates that our project has significance beyond sport, showing the true heart of Israel to hundreds of millions of fans around the world. I could not be more proud.”

-- Sylvan Adams reaction. The co-owner of Israel Start-Up Nation.

“ When we founded the Team only 5 years ago we surely dreamed that we will reach this moment today. Did we believe it will happen so fast? No way. We are a team of dreamers who make them reality one by one. I believe it’s only the beginning . And More than anything I believe those milestones we reach - will realism our biggest goal: to inspire the Israeli young generation to take on this beautiful sport”!

-- Ron Baron, ISN Israel Start-Up Nation Team co-owner.


Full report from the Isreal Start-Up Nation Team is available on their team website.


Congratulations to the team from everyone at SwissStop.

The Israel Start-Up Nation Team rides SwissStop Disc 34 RS brake pads and Catalyst Disc Brake Rotors.