Israel – Premier Tech Roland is proud to welcome reigning Olympic road race champion Anna Kiesenhofer to the team for the 2023 season.

The 31-year-old Austrian adds experience and depth to the team’s roster, says IPTR General Manager Ruben Contreras.

“It’s an honor to have the Olympic road race champion racing in the IPTR colors so we are very excited to welcome Anna Kiesenhofer to the team. Anna is extremely talented and races courageously as we saw with her Tokyo win, and again last year when she narrowly missed the stage win at Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta. She will be a great addition to the team and help us as we continue our development in the Women’s WorldTour,” says Contreras.

Kiesenhofer is familiar with the IPT environment and Factor Bikes, having joined the men’s team camp in 2022 as an ambassador of Factor.

“I am very happy to join Israel – Premier Tech Roland. The environment and equipment are ideal for me to perform at my best in some of the most important races of the WWT calendar. In particular, I want to target the Tour de France and other hard stage races. I’m excited about this new challenge. It won’t be easy but I think we have a great team and will deliver some surprises this year,” adds Kiesenhofer.

IPTR 2023
The former Austrian road race and time trial champion is part of a large recruitment process for the 2023 roster which features just three continuing riders: Caroline Baur, Hannah Buch, and Tamara Dronova. Kiesenhofer joins the new-look team alongside Sofia Collinelli, Fien Delbaere, Nathalie Eklund, Mia Griffin, Silvia Magri, Thị Thật Nguyễn, Elena Pirrone, Claire Steels, and Lara Vieceli.

“We have made a big step up with our 2023 roster and I am looking forward to seeing what our riders can do this year. Alongside our new recruits, we also have Afghan road race champion Fariba Hashimi. In order to give Fariba more time to develop, she will start the year with the Israel – Premier Tech Roland Academy before stepping up to the WorldTeam in the middle of the year. Our Israel – Premier Tech Roland Development team is founded with the purpose of giving the next generation of riders a chance to succeed, no matter their background, and we are proud to have such a diverse roster,” explains Contreras.

The Israel – Premier Tech Roland Development team roster is comprised of: Ori Bash (ISR), Caroline Chauveau (SUI), Kayla Davis (USA), Elena Hartmann (SUI), Fariba Hashimi (AFG), Yulduz Hashimi (AFG), Yelizaveta Holod (UKR), Yasmin Keren (ISR), Yael Klein (CAN), Martina Krähenbühl (SUI), Nofar Maoz (ISR), Aline Seitz (SUI), Alice Sharpe (IRL), Adar Shriki (ISR), Maayan Tzur (ISR), Kateryna Velychko (UKR), and Ginevra Vezzi (ITA).