“Being in Movistar is a challenge”


EFE · Road Competition · 01/21/2021

The Dutch cyclist Annemiek Van Vleuten, double time trial world champion (2017 and 2018) and current European road champion, declared this Thursday that her incorporation to the Spanish team Movistar sees her as “a challenge to keep growing” as a runner.

At 38, Van Vleuten, double champion of the Tour of Italy and winner of the most prestigious races on the international circuit throughout her career, she faces a new challenge at Movistar.

When choosing a team I decided on Movistar because I like challenges. I had noticed two years ago because I saw a team that was growing and, furthermore, I knew that there was a good environment and good equipment in all areas. I have found a family”said the Dutch runner, during the official presentation of the team.

Van Vleuten, who has signed for two seasons with Movistar, wants “contribute to the team and not only with results”.

This campaign, one of his “big goals” are the Tokyo Olympics, although there will be “quite a few more throughout the season”.

With its incorporation to the women’s team, Movistar aspires to win “almost in any race I take part”.

“She is a runner to beat in any race that comes out. In the Almera concentration, she has worked the team time trial and has attached very well to the team, she is the number one in women’s cycling”said Eusebio Unzu, director of the telephone team.

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