Casa Rural-Seguros RGA continues to strengthen its list of climbers for the next season with four more cyclists who expand their link with the green training for 2021: Julen Amézqueta, Jon Irisarri, Álvaro Cuadros and Joel Nicolau. For Amézqueta (1993) it will be his fourth season with the team after overcoming several injuries that, once overcome, allowed the Navarrese to regain his best version as he demonstrated with his mountain jersey in the Settimana Coppi e Bartali or his good performance in the recent edition of the Vuelta a España, reports Caja Rural it’s a statement.
For its part, Jon Irisarri (1995) faces his fifth year as a professional, rising from the subsidiary, with the aim of continuing to progress and demonstrating all its qualities. After a great start to the year, with prominence in races such as the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana or the Vuelta a Andalucía, the Granada-born Álvaro Cuadros (1995) has been taking steps in his progression that have led him to face his fourth consecutive year among the best.
The fourth to extend his contract is the Catalan Joel Nicolau (1997). In addition to shining on the Saudi Tour before the pandemic, the getaways have been his terrain to be seen and work for the team.
John Archibald and Mark Christian, British power for the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team
Double Anglo-Saxon reinforcement for the first adventure of the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team in the ProTeam category. British cyclists John Archibald (1990) and Mark Christian (1990) sign for one season after competing in 2020 on the continental teams Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and Canyon dhb p / b Soreen, respectively. Both are veteran runners, just in their thirties, and from the sports direction it is believed that they can contribute a lot to the team.
Scotsman Archibald has forged himself in the world of velodromes and stands out as an accomplished specialist in the fight against the clock. In qualifying, with his national team, he achieved the bronze medal in the mixed team time trial with which the 2019 Yorkshire World Cups started. So far, the Edinburgh-born rider has essentially faced a calendar within the United Kingdom. John is the brother of Katie Archibald, one of the great British runners of the moment, Olympic, world and European champion in velodromes.
“For me it is a unique opportunity“, points out an Archibald that within the world of the track has obtained medals in international competitions of great level, like the Games of the Commonwealth.”I hope to achieve good results for next season, especially in the time trials. Of course fighting for good results in the races that we will face is going to be an exciting step forward that I am looking forward to taking. I didn’t know much about the Contador Foundation before I joined the team, but it’s great to be associated with their cause. “
Based on the Isle of Man, Christian is a good climber, he has more experience on the route at an international level, with consistent performances in the Tour de Yorkshire (7th in 2017) or the Tour of Austria (13th in 2019), experience in Monuments (two Liège-Bastogne-Liège in his bag) and three-week laps (Vuelta 2017).
“I am looking forward to starting this adventure. I was aware of the steps that the Contador Foundation was taking to make the leap to the ProTeam category. Sean Yates contacted me, explained what he expected of next year and I immediately agreed to sign. Being able to run one of the most important races in the world is a huge opportunity and I am very grateful to the whole team, with Alberto and Iván at the helm, for this opportunity. I look forward to helping EOLO-KOMETA to achieve its goals. I can’t wait to start working with coach Carlos Barredo and the rest of the team. “