Matteo Jorgenson, a cowboy from Idaho, has been released from the Movistar cycling team

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It was a risky bet and it has slowly started to pay off. In 2019, the Movistar cycling team announced the acquisition of the young American Matteo Jorgenson (23 years old) many wondered who that freckled, red-haired boy with the face of a child was who deserved the attention of the longest-running and most successful cycling team in terms of the history of UCI World Tour, the highest category of international cycling. Running is true Boise, Idahohas shown ways to Touring the Future months ago of the announcement of his acquisition where he is regular, but his case, as in German holmannthey left some questions that still need time to answer.

After acclimatization in 2020, Jorgenson, who came to Movistar from the French AG2R La Mondialehe had a more complete 2021, in which he took part in his first great cycling tour, the Giro d’Italia, in which he added a notable Tour de France in 2022, with two stages where he finished 4th and closed out the top 20 overall. The man from Idaho was seen more and more integrated into the team, leaving details of his quality whenever he could and without putting but what was ordered from the team car.

A development that seems to be coming to an end this year, at the start of a season he will hardly forget. After being 12th in Muscat Classic participated in tour oman, where on February 13 he started his professional record, defended the leader’s jersey for three days and finally took the general, achieving the full 15th, because he also took the regularity classification and of young people. “You can’t get the idea of ​​how special this victory is for me. Super, super special. Just two days ago I got my first professional win, and the overall win here, with people who have done it in last years, was incredible. We did it!”, said this great fan of skiing beyond the pistes worked after getting off the podium.

lived in Nice, Jorgenson perfectly represents the perseverance and struggle that American cyclists must undertake when they reach Europe at a young age in search of their ‘gold’. After much effort -and several trips to the Old Continent as detailed on the Movistar Team website_ with local teams Byrds, Hot Tubes and Jelly Belly, and many emails every night on all European training cycling, Matteo ended up in AG2R Chamberythe subsidiary French training team, where he achieved good results before joining Movistar.

From the Navarrese squad they praise the work of MD Jorgenson in the team, his commitment, his work, his predisposition; In other words, his way of being led him to fit in well with the team Movistar teamalso thanks to the presence in the telephone squad of his bosom friend, Will Barta –four years older than him and who, like Matteo, finished his contract at the end of this year–, a resident of Boise (Idaho, USA), with whom he has been in cycling clubs since he was little and with whom he continues to chase his childhood dreams at the stroke of a pedal. Two cowboys got away from the Movistar team.

Source: La Verdad

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