Israel Honors Italian Cyclist, Gino Bartali Who Helped Rescue Jews

JERUSALEM, Sept 23, 2013 (AFP) - An Italian cyclist who helped rescue Jews during World War II by smuggling documents on his bicycle while pretending to train received a posthumous honor from Israel on Monday. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial authority in Jerusalem, awarded late cycling champion Gino Bartali the honour of "Righteous Among The Nations," which is given to non-Jews … [Read more...]

Cycling Legend Bartali Set for Israeli Honor

PARIS, Jan 27, 2012 (AFP) - Legendary Italian cyclist Gino Bartali could be set for one Israel's highest honors after evidence has come to light that he helped to save the lives of hundreds of Jews during the Second World War. According to the International Cycling Union (UCI), Bartali could be made one of the "Righteous Among the Nations" -- a term used by Israel to describe non-Jews … [Read more...]

Chris Anker Sørensen Suffered No Fractures During Race

Team Saxo Bank Dane, Chris Anker Sørensen crashed on the very first lap in a criterium in Jerusalem's old city where the Dane took a bad beating. The powerful climber was transported to a local hospital and luckily, he has suffered no fracture. The sympathetic Dane will be ready to get back in the saddle shortly. "It has been a fantastic night in Jerusalem where we felt great support from … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Wins Jerusalem Race In Israel

JERUSALEM, Dec 6, 2011 - Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador emerged victorious in a short race around Jerusalem's on Tuesday involving the Spaniard's new Saxo Bank team and a host of Israeli riders. On the day of his 29th birthday, Contador broke away to win the race, which took place over ten laps of a 2.8 kilometre circuit in the city's Old Town, and was dubbed the Tour … [Read more...]

Successful Opening of Israeli Cycling School

Late last week, Team Saxo Bank succeeded in finishing the cycling school in Akko, Israel. This morning, the numerous cycling activities on the ground surrounding the building were used by both Muslim and Jewish kids from the city where segregation has been a problem. At the different activities, riders and sports directors were ready to welcome and support the kids. Alberto Contador and Troels … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong to open Israel’s mega cycling route

Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will open a new cycle route in Israel next year, according to Dutch news site The planned route will run from the coastal city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and marks the Jewish's states 60 years of independence. Armstrong this week accepted an invitation extended to him by the Israeli consulate in New York, Ilanm Marciano. The date for the … [Read more...]