Caja Rural-Seguros RGA signed its best season in the last six years

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Solidity, regularity and results. With these three words one can summarize the era of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. The formation ProTeam He completed his thirteenth campaign in the professional field fulfilling his goals of developing young talents with winning achievements. Up to nine wins and more than one hundred places in the top-10 -8 seconds and 11 thirds- show the reliability of the team throughout the year and the stability of the block on all terrains.

The Venezuelan Orluis Aular He became the leader of the team, adding seven victories including a double at the Nationals of his country or the general of Volta ao Alentejo. Despite only raising his arms once, the perseverance and regularity of Jonathan Lastra They mean life insurance for the team. Both he and Fernando Barcelona They enthusiastically entered the top ten races -17 times for the man from Bilbao to 16 for the man from Huesca-.

Aggressiveness is again one of the hallmarks of the green squad. The big presence in the breakaways resulted in eleven wins in the second classification, highlighting the mountain prizes of Joel Nicholas in Norway or Luxembourg, that of Jon Barrenetxea in Andalusia or in Aritz Bagues in the Ronde de l’Oise. But team strength is always important in every event, always working in favor of the leaders’ choices and getting to the podium in events like Tour of Slovenia or the GP Torres Vedras.

All this as a result of 180 days of competition from January to October in an extensive calendar, divided into 53 races, five of them in the World Tour category and 19 at the HC level.

Juanma Hernández (manager Caja Rural-Seguros RGA): “We have had the best season in recent years, the numbers support it with nine victories and more than a hundred places in the top ten, although we must recognize that La Vuelta is irreplaceable and the absence it marks our time. I hope the UCI reconsiders the invitation system for the UCI ProTeam teams and takes into account the effort made by their sponsors.

In sport, we must congratulate our runners because they have performed at all levels: bordering on victory against the best in the world as Barceló did in the Volta Catalunya; Aular with his seven victories; or the stability of Jonathan Lastra, a professional like the top of a pine tree to whom we wish the best in his new phase.

In addition, Lastra thus became the 26th cyclist to jump to the WorldTour from our structure, joining the Lazkano, Aranburu, Serrano, Friar, Carthy, etc. For our part, we will continue on the same line, betting on the academy and the subsidiary team. I am very confident in the talent of our youth and I am sure that the best is yet to come”.

Source: La Verdad

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