Promising Basque, close to the final top-10 in ITT Worlds alongside future teammate Herrada, to ride for the next three seasons for Eusebio Unzué’s squad
Movistar Team keep building a strong squad for the future and will have Jonathan Castroviejo into their roster for the next three years. The promising, 24-year-old Basque will join the team led by Euseio Unzué in 2012, after a season where he’s gained a place into the best hopefuls in European cycling and which came to an end on Wednesday with his first-ever individual time trial World Championships, where he finished just 4 seconds behind the top-ten in 11th place. In this event, Castroviejo shared the colours of the Spanish national team with his future teammate Jesús Herrada (21), who might make a strong couple of youngsters that have already shown quality into the top ranks of timetrialling.
Beside the ITT Spanish title runner-up, where he overcame Alberto (3rd) and lost only to victor Luis León Sánchez, Castroviejo also left another good sign with his victory on the prologue of the Tour de Romandie (UCI World Tour), confirming the expectations appointed in lower ranks -Worlds team member as junior and U23)- as a gifted rider.
After the signings by Javi Moreno and José Herrada (Caja Rural) plus Italian champion Giovanni Visconti (Farnese-Neri), Jonathan Castroviejo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is the fourth confirmed rider to join Movistar Team next season.