Itamar Einhorn selected to represent Israel at the Olympic Games: "It’s definitely a very important milestone in my career"

In the long Olympic history, Israel was represented in the road race only once, 64 years ago. But that is ought to change in Paris, where the current Israeli champion Itamar Einhorn is set to represent his country at the Olympic Games.

"Even though I’m used to competing in big races, reaching the Olympics is something else. There’s no athlete who doesn’t dream of being there, and it was my dream too. Representing the country in the road race after 64 years makes the event even more significant and more exciting — it’s definitely a very important milestone in my career," he confides in a press communicaton release by his team, Israel - Premier Tech.

Einhorn attributes it to the change brought about by his team, Israel – Premier Tech, adding: "This wonderful project, which started 10 years ago, gave young Israeli riders the opportunity to compete at high levels and helped them develop. It indeed made a difference. We are seeing more and more Israelis at high levels, and here we are reaching the Olympics. But this process is still ongoing."

The Olympic race will start on August 3 in Paris, on a tough 270-kilometer hilly course with a very small peloton of about 85 riders in total. Einhorn believes this fact will improve his chances of achieving a good result: "It will be very difficult to control the race, and I’m definitely counting on that."

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