Signs for next season
28-year-old rouleur from Mallorca to bring his courage, commitment to Eusebio Unzué’s WorldTour outfit starting next year.
The Movistar Team announced Friday that Lluís Mas (Ses Salines, Mallorca, ESP; 1989) will be a a member of Eusebio Unzué’s WorldTour squad in the 2019 season. A veteran competitor -ten pro seasons, the last five to date (from 2014) with Caja Rural- despite being just 28 years old, the Spaniard has always been a great rouleur, yet able to cope with hilly courses and also capable developing some high speeds in reduced fields’ sprints.
A member of the Spanish national team at the 2015 and 2017 UCI Road Race World Championships, as well as a seventh-place finisher in his only appaearance at the ITT Worlds as an under-23 rider (Copenhagen, 2011), Mas has one notable victory to his pro palmarès in the final stage of the 2015 Tour of Turkey. At an extremely technical finish in Istanbul, a powerful last-kilometer acceleration from Mas saw him outsprinting the likes of Mark Cavendish or Alessandro Petacchi.
Mas, a courageous rider who attacks in every race he takes part in, has completed a quite consistent 2018 season from start to end, shining in his beloved Vuelta a España -where he donned the KOM jersey for a long stretch of the 2014 race- and offering solid performances in the Vuelta a San Juan, the Tour of Norway, the Volta a Catalunya or the Spanish Championships -10th in the time trial-.