Israel Start-Up Nation will make 'exponential improvement' with Chris Froome - but it will be a 'big change'

His brave, if not unexpected, transfer away from Ineos excites his soon-to-be companions at Israel Start-Up Nation

Chris Froome at the 2020 UAE Tour (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Chris Froome has been advised by two of his future Israel Start-Up Nation teammates that his impending transfer will be a 'big change' for him – but that the team is ready to raise standards.

The four-time Tour de France winner will leave Team Ineos at the end of the season to join the Israeli squad after 11 years with the British outfit.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.