Movistar Team retains two of its most promising youngsters
Both the Catalan – brilliant winner of the Queen stage in last season's Route du Sud – and the German – outstanding all over 2016 – are poised to ride for another three years in Blue colours
The Movistar Team announces that Marc Soler (Vilanova i la Geltrú, ESP; 1993) and Jasha Sütterlin (Freiburg-im-Breisgau, GER; 1992), two of its most promising riders, have both re-signed with Eusebio Unzué's squad through the end of 2019, both having their previous contracts running out at the end of 2017.
Soler, an excellent climber and a hope of future for Grand Tours with still much room to improve, will fulfil his third season in Movistar Team colours in 2017. As part of the UCI WorldTour's best team, he's grown calmly while offering two glimpses of his unquestionable quality: the overall victory in the 2015 Tour de l'Avenir and a win in the Queen stage of last June's Route du Sud, supported by Nairo Quintana.
In turn, the Blues have a magnificent rouleur in Sütterlin, a powerhouse capable covering hundreds of kilometers at the front of the pack or shining in the always-difficult Northern campaign. 2017 will be his fourth year within Unzué's ranks, having debuted last year in the Giro and also collected a silver medal in the German TT Champs, behind Tony Martin, or an 11th-place GC finish in the Eneco Tour, where he came 3rd in Breda's ITT and rode courageously over the cobblestones of Flanders on the final day.