23-year-old Spaniard to take the leap towards pro racing with Eusebio Unzué's squad after becoming one of the most consistent amateurs in the national peloton
Movistar Team is pleased to announce that Jorge Arcas -Sabiñánigo, Huesca (ESP); 1992- will become its first signing for the 2016 season, coming from Spanish amateur squad Lizarte.
Arcas, who joins on a two-year contract, is a talented allrounder -huge climbing abilities, always regular and consistent after spending most of his U23 stage as domestique for older leaders- who has gained massive prestige in the last two seasons thanks to ten victories, which include the overall victory in the 2014 Torneo Lehendakari -the Basque Federation's ranking for riders up to 22 years old-, stage wins in renowned stageraces like the Vuelta a Palencia and the Vuelta a Navarra, as well as the GC of the Two Days of Álava last year.
The Spaniard will join Dayer Quintana and Marc Soler in the telephone squad, both team-mates of him in the past at Lizarte and the last men to have joined the Movistar Team from the amateur scene. The Blues will thus continue to support young talent as they build their squad for another challenging season in 2016.