The Bahrain Victorious team have agreed to release Dylan Teuns before his contract expires at the end of the season. The Belgian rider is now joining the workforce of the Israel-Premier Tech training.
A transfer during the season is rare in cycling. Yet this is what happened this Friday to Dylan Teuns. Winner of the Flèche Wallonne and a stage of the Tour de Romandie this season, the Belgian rider was at the end of his contract with the Bahrain Victorious team at the end of the season and reached an agreement with the Israel- Premier Tech for 2023. In a message published on its official account Twitter, the Bahraini team has confirmed that it has released its rider from his last months of contract. ” With no race scheduled for Dylan Teuns at the end of the Tour de France, an agreement has been reached so that he can race with his new training for the rest of the year and in order to help his transition for the coming seasons,” it was announced. Just 30 minutes later, the Israel-Premier Tech team has confirmed the signing of the Belgian for two and a half seasons, i.e. until the end of 2024.
🚨New rider alert! 🚨
IPT is pleased to welcome @dylan_teuns to the team in a mid-season transfer deal.
— Israel – Premier Tech / Israel Cycling Academy (@IsraelPremTech) August 5, 2022
Assuring that ” it’s a structure that has really improved over the years and it was great to see them bring back two Tour de France stage victories “, Dylan Teuns assured to feel” able to play a role “on the tests allowing him to demonstrate his qualities. “I was already in discussion with Israel-Premier Tech to join them in 2023 but then Sylvan Adams offered me the chance to change teams immediately and start my contract right away and I’m really grateful to him, added the Belgian in a press release of his new formation. I spent three and a half brilliant seasons with Bahrain Victorious where I won my biggest races. I’m really excited to start this new chapter and I can’t wait to get started with Israel-Premier Tech. “A new adventure which should begin in the coming weeks, the Israeli formation counting on its recruit to save its place in the elite of professional cycling.