Will Barta inks two-year deal with Movistar
Oct 21 2021 05:47 am CET

Will Barta inks two-year deal with Movistar
Will Barta inks two-year deal with Movistar
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Movistar has announced the signing of American rider Will Barta, the eighth man that will join the formation in 2022.

Barta is a rider that has strong skills in the time trial as well as a good domestique. The American joined the WorldTour ranks with CCC Team in 2019, then he signed for a year with EF Education-Nippo and now has inked a two-year deal with the Spanish formation.

The rider has a palmares that includes two silver positions at the U23 national championships and a fourth place at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Espoirs. In 2020, the American obtained his best result as a professional so far by finishing in the second place of the individual time trial of the Mirador de Ezaro at the Vuelta a España, being beaten only by Primoz Roglic.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Movistar Team," said Barta. "Becoming a part of such a strong team with a long history makes me very motivated to be able to add to the team’s successes. My goals for the next years are to contribute to the team by helping my teammates, and also going for good results myself when the opportunity arises. On a personal level, I would like to target one-week stage races and grow into a rider that can fight for victories there. I would also like to continue to look for improvements and focus on the TT as I have had my greatest successes there and feel it suits my strengths as a rider. I am excited to reach new levels with the Movistar Team.

"A bonus of joining this team is being teammates with one of my best friends, Matteo Jorgenson. We have known each other since we were around 10 years old, and grew up racing in the same cycling club called BYRDS. Even then, we dreamed of being professionals, and so to be on one of the best teams in the world together is really a dream come true. Being so close to Matteo, I was also able to see first-hand the care the team took with Matteo, and that was very motivating in making me want to join the Movistar Team."

Barta becomes the eighth rider to sign for Movistar for 2022 after Óscar Rodríguez, Max Kanter, Alex Aranburu, Oier Lazkano, Gorka Izagirre, Iván Sosa and Vinícius Rangel.
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