Movistar signs Puerto Rican talent Abner Gonzalez
Nov 12 2020 04:59 am CET

Movistar signs Puerto Rican talent Abner Gonzalez
Movistar signs Puerto Rican talent Abner Gonzalez
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Movistar Team has announced the signing of Puerto Rican rider Abner González with a three-year contract.

The 20-year-old -who is currently an amateur in the Spanish formation Telcom-On Clima-Oses- has a palmares that includes one stage win and a podium position in the Vuelta al Besaya (the most prestigious in Spain for U19 riders), a victory in the Torredonjimeno round of the Spanish Road Series, and in the mountain ITT of the Vuelta a Alicante.

"It’s a dream come true," said Gonzalez. "I can’t still believe I will be finishing such a difficult season in a way like this. I’m so grateful to both the Movistar Team, for the chance they’re giving me, and everyone who has supported me throughout my entire career up to this moment.

"It makes me so proud to know that I will be the first Puerto Rican rider to become a pro in cycling’s top tier. I hope to learn a lot from the team in the upcoming years and hopefully become an important rider for both the team and in the peloton in the future."

"We’ve had the chance to know Abner’s talents better this year, with his excellent performances in the Spanish amateur calendar," added Movistar's General Manager Eusebio Unzue. "He’s proven to be a great all-rounder, who does well in the most demanding races -as we saw in Torredonjimeno, with that long break, and his Valenciaga effort, so close to the win- and also performs strong in other terrains.

"With such young age, we feel like he’s got really great potential to succeed in Europe. It’s another gamble on our future after so many signings in that direction in the last few years."
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