"I joined ICA to fulfil my biggest dream: Racing in the World Tour and Tour De France!" 23-year-old Chokri Elmehdi from Morocco said.
Monumental accomplishment for five-year-old squad to participate in world's most prestigious race.
According to a statement by the team, ICA signed an agreement with Katusha Management: the Israeli team will race in the World Tour under the existing Katusha license.
In 2018 Israel hosted the three opening stages of the "Giro," marking the first time that a Grand Tour held a stage outside Europe.