Katusha announce women's team following merger with Israel Cycling Academy

The heavily rumoured merger has now been confirmed by both teams

Harry Tanfield of Katusha (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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Katusha have confirmed their merger with Israel Cycling Academy for 2020 and announced they will also be partnering with a professional women's team next season.

After 10 years of Katusha operating the WorldTour team, Israel Cycling Academy will step up from the Pro-Continental ranks to take over the outfit, with a number of Katusha riders and staff remaining on the books.

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