Dani Navarro will run at the Israel Cycling Academy in 2020

The Asturian cyclist will compete next season in the Israeli team, which will inherit the license of Katusha-Alpecin on the UCI World Tour.


The Spanish cyclist Dani Navarro, 36, has joined the new World Tour project of the Israel Cycling Academy with the Belgian Jenthe Biermans, both from Katusha-Alpecin.

Following the purchase by the Israeli Continental team of the Katusha-Alpecin WorldTour license for 2020, several brokers were hired for the new top-level training, such as Mads Würtz Schmidt, Rick Zabel, Navarro and Biermans.

After months of uncertainty, Dani Navarro finally sees his future cleared

"I had to spend many months without knowing what would happen. Since May we have been living under that cloud. When the news finally arrived that I would have the opportunity to continue with Israel, it was a moment of happiness and tranquility."

Navarro played 6 seasons in Cofidis before signing for Katusha at the start of the 2019 season. He started as a professional at Liberty Seguros in 2005 and then played at Astana and Saxo Bank.

Four victories appear in his medal list, one of them in the Tour of Spain 2014 and another in the Criterium du Dauphiné of 2010.

"My impression is that the new team offers its runners maximum support." "That is what I am looking for now: to enjoy cycling again and reward the Israeli team with what I have to offer, which is a lot."

After suffering a perforation of the lung and fractures of the clavicle and ribs in the Giro d'Italia, now Navarro feels "healthy and ready again" .

"I am a climber and used to work helping cyclists like Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong, Andreas Klöden, Roberto Heras and many more. Now I can offer the same for Dan Martin and Ben Hermans in the mountains, and in general being strong for the team ".



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