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by Shane Stokes
December 21, 2017
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Although it already unveiled a team kit for next season, the Cycling Academy squad has reworked the design and dropped the dark look for a brighter approach.
“Israel Cycling Academy riders will carry their new Peace Ambassadors title alongside the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation logo on their new 2018 jerseys after getting special permission from the UCI to redesign their kits in a last-minute move,” the squad said on Wednesday.
“It will be the first time a professional team will carry an outright message of peace on their jerseys and the first time that the world-renowned Peres Center for Peace and Innovation will be promoted by a sports team.”
The squad is widely expected to be given a wildcard for next year’s Giro d’Italia, which will start in Israel. “From day one, we have always seen our team obligations reaching beyond the sports world,” said the team’s general manager, Ran Margaliot. “We have a role as sports ambassadors but also as human ambassadors.”