The Eolo-Kometa team, the UCI Pro Team formation of the Alberto Contador Foundation, has obtained one of the three invitations available to participate in the 104 Giro d’Italia, thus joining the nineteen World Tour formations in the Italian round.
Among the teams invited by the organization does not include the Arka-Samsic of Colombian Nairo Quintana, who won the Giro d’Italia in 2014 and the Vuelta a Espaa in 2016. Androni has also been excluded.
An objective achieved in the case of the Eolo-Kometa, which with an Italian license achieves after 7 years navigating through lower categories the objective of reaching the Tour of Italy, one more step towards his ambitions to reach the highest category of world cycling.
“We are very happy. From the first moment of the life of this project we had set ourselves the objective of fighting to be in the Giro d’Italia. It was not going to be easy, it was clear, because we are newcomers to the category and there was a lot of competition to achieve the invitation “, commented Fran Contador, general manager of Eolo-Kometa.
For Contador, “the fact of being in a Giro d’Italia in 2021 after having started this whole project in 2013 with a junior team is something that I still find hard to believe.”
“I have lived the Giro d’Italia as manager of Alberto Contador and it already seemed to me to be a shocking and unforgettable experience for everything that revolves around it. And now we see each other there, with our own team. Since 2013 we have been working intensely to achieve it. It is a dream come true behind which there is a lot of effort and a lot of sacrifice, “he stressed.
Of the teams that will compete in the Giro d’Italia from May 8 to 30, 19 belong to the World Tour, 1 classified by ranking and 3 guests, in total 23 teams of 8 riders each.
Teams participating in the Giro d’Italia 2021
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