He may have placed 139th but Israeli Guy Niv was proud to become his nation’s first cyclist to complete all 21 stages of the Tour de France this week, finishing the race in nearly 93 hours.
“I felt shivers when I crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysees. It was a sense of vast relief and sheer happiness: I have done it for the next generation of young Israeli cyclists. They can now dream of achieving this and more,” Niv said.
The Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) cycling team, Israel’s first professional cycling squad, made its debut in the world renowned race this year. Team owner Sylvan Adams promised that Israel would be back.
“We are just getting started,” Adams added.
His teammates and ISN directors were amazed at the ease with which Niv tackled his first Tour.Continue Reading...