Israel Cycling Academy signs Paris-Roubaix runner-up Nils Politt
Nov 27 2019 02:54 am CET

Israel Cycling Academy signs Paris-Roubaix runner-up Nils Politt
Israel Cycling Academy signs Paris-Roubaix runner-up Nils Politt
Photo of Nils Politt by Katusha-Alpecin

Israel Cycling Academy has announced a new rider for its 2020 roster: Nils Politt.

The German rider finished in the second place of the 2019 Paris-Roubaix and is considered one of the rising classic stars. The 25-year-old took a step up to the WorldTour in 2016 with Katusha-Alpecin and he wants to focus on races like Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders.

"Obviously the circumstances were difficult for all Katusha riders, but I am happy that I now have a clear situation," said Politt. "I am very happy that I am part of the Israel Cycling Academy, and I am looking forward to being involved in this project.

"In this team, I can learn a lot, especially about racing classics. Last year in Katusha, we missed a rider with experience. Now with André Greipel and all the other strong riders in the team, I think we can get outstanding results in the spring classics."

Israel Cycling Academy's manager Kjell Carlström welcomed the news of the signing. "Nils has shown in the last few years that he is close to winning big races," he commented. "We believe that he will be a great asset. We will build our first part of the classics campaign around him."

"Nils has a powerful engine, and his time trial qualities are remarkable as well," added fellow countryman and new teammate Andre Greipel. "He will make a great contribution to Israel Cycling Academy. I hope he is going to be the best classics rider of the pro-peloton."
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NILS POLITT
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY





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