Ivan Garcia Cortina inks three-year deal with Movistar
Aug 11 2020 06:12 am CET

Ivan Garcia Cortina inks three-year deal with Movistar
Ivan Garcia Cortina inks three-year deal with Movistar
Photo of Ivan Garcia Cortina by Bahrain McLaren

Ivan Garcia Cortina has signed with Movistar team for three years starting in 2021.

The Spaniard is considered one of the most promising riders for one-day races, and he took a step up to the WorldTour with Bahrain-Merida on 2017. In that team he has taken stage victories in races like Paris-Nice and the Amgen Tour of California, as well as top-five places in stages of competitions like the Vuelta a España.

"I’m so happy to become a Movistar Team rider as of 2021," said Garcia Cortina. "I’ve been at my current team for four years and always felt at ease there, but I feel like it’s time for a change, to seek new ambitions, new goals, new motivation – and I think this is the right time to join this squad.

"It’s our home team, and we’re chasing a common goal – I’ve always had one race in mind, one personal gamble, which at the same time is one of very few big races this team hasn’t won yet, which is Paris-Roubaix. Dreams exist to be made real, and we’ll fight for it starting next year."

"Despite still being a young rider, Iván has already got the experience of a veteran," added Movistar's General Manager Eusebio Uzue. "He’s a competitor which will give us a chance to turn many different kinds of sprint finishes into real winning chances, but above that, he’ll allow us going into the big cobbled classics with a real shot at a good result. Iván has to be one of the big favourites at those races in the future."