Israel-Premier Tech riders to be issued with blank training kit due to safety concerns after Israel-Hamas war

Riders issued with different kit for training alone if they deem it necessary

Israel-Premier Tech riders
Israel-Premier Tech riders on stage in Bilbao for the etam presentation ahead of the 2023 Tour de France
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Israel-Premier Tech, the team of four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, is set to introduce new safety measures in light of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, which includes a blank training kit for riders. 

As first reported by Wielerflits, riders and staff on the team recently made clear to team management that they did not feel comfortable driving cars with Israel painted on them or riding in training kit with the country's name printed on it, given current circumstances.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.