David de la Cruz: I'm sure with a team like Sky I can profit and get results
Sep 27 2017 06:56 pm CET

David de la Cruz: I'm sure with a team like Sky I can profit and get results
David de la Cruz: I'm sure with a team like Sky I can profit and get results
Photo of David de la Cruz © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) is moving to Team Sky and has some hopes and expectations for this new episode in his career.

After three seasons in the Belgian team, the Spaniard wanted to work in a different way and Sky had his priority. "It is the team that everybody looks at and that everybody would like to ride with, or at least see how it works," he said to Spanish newspaper Marca.

"It is a team that always had my attention, so to be able to be part of it is amazing and makes me very happy. I think in Sky I can fit very well because of my characteristics as a rider. I'm very motivated ahead of next year because I think I will keep progressing and by this change in my career."

The rider believes his new work with the British team can be what he needs to keep improving in his objectives. "I would like to learn the way of working in Sky. Learn how to fight for General Classifications and to improve details, like positioning," de la Cruz explained. "And when I have the chance, I would like to have a team that knows how to work and be able to profit from that. It is a team to have like a reference, particularly for a general classification rider.

"If I deserve it and I get the chance, I'm sure with a team like Sky I can profit and get results. You just have to see how in the Vuelta a España everyone worked for (Chris) Froome. He's a great rider but a big part of his success is also because of the team that is supporting him."

The Spaniard has two races left of the season with Quick-Step. "Now I have Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia, hard races in which I hope to stay focused for two weeks. Because this second part of the season I've been close to the victory, but I haven't managed and I would like to finish the season on a high note. In the Vuelta, I couldn't show everything I had because of bad luck. And I would like to finish my period with Quick-Step with a nice result. I hope I can take advantage of these two opportunities I have left," he commented.

The rider couldn't do a good job at the past World Championships road race in Bergen, Norway, but he already has his eye on the route of Innsbruck 2018. "That will undoubtedly be one of my main objectives of the season," he affirmed. "It's a World Championships race that breaks with the tone of the last years, only for Classic and Sprint riders. Next year will be hard, selective and for climbers. When I finished the race last Sunday, I was thinking I'd like to go there and have the option of a good result."




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