P. Come home …
R. It is a return to the origins. After 5 years at Movistar, I needed a change of scene, it is a personal commitment with ambition and I have seen this year that I can aspire to much more and I wanted to take the step, I think the time has come to face new goals.
Q. What is your assessment of your time at Movistar?
R. Very good. It has been a beautiful stage and I am grateful to Movistar because they gave me the opportunity to become a professional, I have learned many things, it has been 5 very beautiful years and in the end I think that every athlete and person has their ambitions and I think it is the perfect time to give a step forward. By mutual agreement we have decided to end this beautiful cycle. I keep beautiful memories because I have been able to go to races that I saw on television and I will always be grateful.
Q. An advantage of changing teams is that you already know many of your new teammates …
A. I know 60% of the cyclists, for me it is going back home and it will be a change that will not be radical at all, it will simply be a change of colors.
Q. What challenges do you have in the short term?
R. We are still waiting to confirm the team’s calendar for the next season and at the end of the year we will decide the races in which we will compete, surely I think we will go to the Cycling Tour of Spain
Q. Who do you remember when you’ve been in the squad for five years?
R. Above all, of the family that have supported me from the first moment, my parents took me to the races and I also remember the friends and acquaintances that I have had during these years.
Q. Now it’s time to rest …
R. Yes, now I am in my town, in Burrows. It is necessary to rest and clean the head to be with friends and family until November. When we return from vacation we will begin to prepare the season to be in the best possible shape in February. Now the important thing is to rest, I do what I want, there are days when I play paddle tennis or go hiking, definitely doing things that I can’t do during the rest of the year.
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