He new UCI Pro Team Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team, from the Alberto Contador Foundation, It has been presented with great enthusiasm and ready to face a long calendar with a staff of 20 runners of five nationalities (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Hungary and Portugal) with an average age of 25.3 years.
Alberto Contador, president of the Foundation, commented on the importance of the launch of a project that will soon be reflected on the roads, with the debut on January 24 at the Valencia Grand Prix. “Is a very special day because this project takes a step forward and enters a highly demanding category such as the Pro Team, with a much broader schedule and even stronger competition, “he said.
The former Madrid champion, the only Spanish cyclist with the big three in his record, highlighted “the young staff, with seasoned veterans and promising talent“which allows him to be convinced that” they will give him a lot of joy. “” We were born as a Pro Team, but we want to continue growing and we will work very hard every day to achieve it“Contador said during the online press conference, held in Busto Arsizio (Italy).
Ivan Basso, Eolo-Kometa sporting director, highlighted the new dimension of the Italian-licensed team. “We have been working on this project for three years and now it takes another dimension, another speed, another hope. I am very proud to have one more training in Italy entering great cycling, with most of the Italian riders. “The first races in which the team Competing are the Clàssica Comunitat Valenciana 1969 – Valencia Grand Prize (January 24) and the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (February 3-7). The first commitment in Italy will be at the Laigueglia Trophy, on March 3.