24-year-old climber to further strengthen Blues' gamble for future after solid amateur career with Lizarte development squad.
Just three days before the Movistar Team's first meeting at the Castillo de Gorráiz kicks off, the Blues announce that Antonio Pedrero (Terrassa, Barcelona; 1991) will be joining the squad for the next two seasons.
Pedrero, a climber of extreme consistency, is reaching the top tier in cycling after a brief stay in the Dominican team Inteja during the summer of 2015 –claiming a stage win and a podium finish (3rd) in the Tour of Guadeloupe–, a Continental adventure preceeded by a solid amateur stage within the ranks of Lizarte.
Winner of the prestigious Vueltas of Cantabria (2013) and Navarra (2014), Pedrero has claimed eight victories in the last three years despite having suffered many injuries in 2014. His palmarès includes Spanish Cup events –Torredonjimeno (2015)– or one-day classics in the Basque Country, like last spring’s Subida a Urraki.
Pedrero, who will be part of next week’s training camp, is certain to fit perfectly well into Unzué’s team, all Arcas, Soler and Dayer Quintana being former team-mates of Pedrero as an espoir.