Israel-Premier Tech to tackle Paris-Roubaix on gravel bikes

Team will ride the Factor Ostro Gravel in Sunday’s cobbled Monument

Factor Ostro Gravel
(Image credit: Israel-Premier Tech)

Israel-Premier Tech are set to ride Paris-Roubaix on Sunday aboard gravel bikes, taking to the pavé on the Factor Ostro Gravel.

The team have opted to put their usual road bike, the Factor Ostro Vam, to one side in favour of something much tougher ahead of Sunday’s edition of the Hell of the North, as Cyclingnews first reported

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

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