Sylvan Adams wins the UCI Road Cycling World Championship in the (65-69) Masters age category in Perth, Scotland, Aug. 4, 2023. Credit: SWpix. The Israel-Premier Tech Cycling Team on Sunday congratulated its co-owner and rider Sylvan Adams on winning the (65-69) Masters age category at the 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship.
Canadian-Israeli businessman and philanthropist Adams, 64, achieved the feat with an impressive performance in the prestigious championship race held in Perth, Scotland, on Friday.
Adams conquered the 87-kilometer (54-mile) route of rolling terrain, which was lined with enthusiastic spectators cheering on the cyclists from all over the world.
Only one rider, Arnaldo Salazar from Venezuela, could match Adams’s pace. Together they built a 30-second gap over the chasing peloton (pack) with 15 kilometers to go. In the final sprint, Adams demonstrated superior strength, leaving Salazar behind and crossing the finish line in first place.
“I’m very happy my hard training paid off, and proud to have won this world title for Israel. My eyes were moist as they played our [Israeli] national anthem, ‘Hatikvah,’ to which I emotionally sang along,” said Adams.
Adams previously won world championships in velodromes while representing Canada in 2013 and 2015. However, this latest triumph holds a special significance as it marks his first world championship victory as an Israeli cyclist.
On Monday, Adams will take on the Masters time trial event, determined to secure a double victory.“I’m not done yet. I will put my heart and soul in trying to win the World Championship race of truth […]