EFE · Road Competition · 01/14/2021
For the first time, Vigo-Ras Baixas have a British runner in its ranks. The Englishman Max Williamson joins the structure chaired by Jos Luis Chamorro from the Eiser-Hirumet of Bizkaia. The 22-year-old cyclist from Scunthorpe relies on the flor set as a stepping stone to the pro peloton.
This representative of the strong cycling of the islands scored in 2016 the victory in the general of the Vuelta a Pamplona junior. That triumph was his letter of introduction to prove his fortune the following year in the Spanish lite-Sub23 field with Eiser-Hirumet, a formation to which he has belonged for the last four seasons.
“I need to win and get good results,” says Williamson, who is betting on Vigo-Ras Baixas to fulfill his dream of making the leap to the highest level because he considers it “a great team, with a lot of history and very professional.” His preferred terrain is mid-mountain and he feels comfortable sprinting in small groups.
The set-up for the 2021 season is being carried out in his homeland, in the county of Lincolnshire, in the northeast of England. The restrictions due to the health crisis will prevent him from leaving his country until March.
Despite the spectacular results achieved by his compatriots in the most important races in the world in recent years, Williamson explains that “Spanish cycling offers you many more opportunities to become professionals. In England it is not yet such an important sport and there are no a racing calendar for lite-sub23 runners. When you finish your stage as junior, you go straight to competing with professionals “.
The Vigo-Ras Baixas jersey has been defended by cyclists from countries such as South Africa, Uruguay, Costa Rica … and Williamson becomes the first Englishman in the history of the forgetful club. His signing is added to that of the Galician Angel Maneiro and that of the Cantabrian Miguel Angel Fernndez. The board of directors has closed two other additions to be revealed in the coming weeks.
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