Marc Soler will end seven seasons with Movistar this year. The 27-year-old Catalan rider will run the next two seasons for UAE Team Emirates, and aims to be one of the great squires of Tadej Pogacar. His continuity in the Navarrese team seemed complicated and, once the cycling market opened on August 1, The Arab team did not take long to formalize the arrival of the one from Vilanova i la Geltrú for 2022 and 2023. “I am very excited to join UAE Team Emirates and I look forward to the new adventures and challenges that await us. I come here with great enthusiasm and wanting to work hard and enjoy this new chapter, “said Soler in his announcement statement.
Soler had a difficult last campaign in the ranks of Movistar (still waiting for what will run in the months that remain). Al Giro was for the first time as leader to a great lap, and a crash knocked him out on the twelfth stage. He was also from the game in the Tour, and on the first day he said goodbye after being one of the most affected in the montonera caused in a reckless way by a spectator. This campaign adds a stage victory, in the Tour de Romandie, and five in total in his stay in the squad, including the general of the Paris-Nice 2018 and a stage in the Vuelta 2020.
“After 7 years at Movistar I think that now is a good time in my career to seek new challenges and I thank you very much for all our years working together and I wish you all the best for the future. I am ready for this new step “, stressed the Catalan, who aims to be one of the great squires of Pogacar. In races in which the Slovenian is not present, he could be one of the assets of the squad, Especially on week-long appointments or looking for loose evidence. “He is an attacking cyclist, a fighter, and his personality and mental qualities are things that make him unique. Has its own distinctive racing style and character and we are excited to bring him to a team that I think he will adapt very well to. “, he stressed. It is the third arrival that the squad makes official this month after those of Joao Almeida and Pascal Ackermann. At the moment, two Spaniards appear in the ranks of the UAE for 2022: Marc Soler and Juan Ayuso.