Movistar Team extends contracts with Alicia Gonzalez, Gloria Rodriguez, Lourdes Oyarbide and Sheyla Gutierrez
Aug 12 2019 08:21 pm CET

Movistar Team extends contracts with Alicia Gonzalez, Gloria Rodriguez, Lourdes Oyarbide and Sheyla Gutierrez
Movistar Team extends contracts with Alicia Gonzalez, Gloria Rodriguez, Lourdes Oyarbide and Sheyla Gutierrez
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Movistar Team has signed new contracts with some of the most important riders of its women's team.

Alicia Gonzalez, Gloria Rodriguez, Lourdes Oyarbide and Sheyla Gutierrez have extended their contracts until at least the end of the 2021 season. Gonzalez -who finished in the podium of the first-ever race of the team in the 2018 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana, and Rodríguez -who finished in the second place of the 2018 Spanish national championships, are two domestiques that are a crucial support for the leaders.

The newly-crowned Spanish champion Oyarbide has had a good season so far with not only the victory at the national championships, but also with a stage win in the Vuelta a Burgos, the third overall place at the Lotto Thüringen Ladies, and the sixth position in the Clasica San Sebastian. Gutierrez is the new Spanish time trial champion and plays an important part in the classics.

"The contract extensions of these four riders are huge for us, being able to set such a strong foundation for our project in the next two years," said Sebastián Unzué, manager of the women's Movistar Team. "Lourdes, Gloria and Alicia have been with us since the very first year of the team, and re-signing them is a reward to the great job and notable progression they’ve all followed in the last two seasons.

"Having Sheyla with us through 2021 means we’re retaining a rider quite different to what’s usual in the Spanish peloton. She’s a special one, a woman destined to lead us in the Northern classics, races which she loves and where we’ll surely see her fighting for success in the next few years."




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