Men's team's fourth addition for next season
Recent Tour of Turkey GC winner to join Eusebio Unzué’s squad in 2019 after brilliant season with Euskadi-Murias.
The Movistar Team confirms it has reached an agreement with Eduard Prades(Alcanar, ESP; 1987) that will see the Catalan rider become the Blues’ fourth addition for their 2019 men’s team. Eduard will be joining confirmed signings Jürgen Roelandts, Carlos Verona and Lluís Mas.
Prades will be racing in Movistar Team colours after a sensational 2018 season with Euskadi – Murias, a squad where he’s obtained the best results in his carrer -following his stages at Andorra (2009), OFM (2013), Matrix (2014) and Caja Rural (2015-17)-. At the Basque outfit, he’s again proven to be a very consistent rider, able to do well in all terrains and capable developing some decent speeds at group sprints.
The last twelve months have seen the Tarragona native win two stageraces in the Tour of Norway and, more recently, the Tour of Turkey (UCI WorldTour), where he rode switfly over the twisty, decisive final circuit in Istanbul to make up a six-second deficit against Alexey Lutsenko (AST) after the Selçuk mountain-top finish.
Prades has also finished runner-up in the Tour de Yorkshire -only behind Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet-, 4th in the GP Miguel Indurain -a step behind future team-mates Valverde and Verona- and also 4th in the Tour of Luxembourg GC, where he came close to a stage victory on the final day of racing.