Enric Mas becomes Movistar Team’s main pillar for the future

8 August 2019
Enric Mas becomes Movistar Team’s main pillar for the future

Signs three-year contract

24-year-old Spaniard -runner-up in the 2018 Vuelta + notable debutant in the Tour in 2019- signs with Telefónica-backed squad for the next three years as its main reference for the Grand Tours.

The Movistar Team confirmed Thursday that Enric Mas (Artà, Mallorca, ESP; 1995) has signed a contract for the next three years with the outfit managed by Eusebio Unzué.

Mas with the white jersey as young riders’ leader during the 2019 Tour de France. (c) Luca Bettini / BettiniPhoto

Mas’ arrival to the Movistar Team unites the most renowned Spanish team at the Grand Tours in history with the country’s best hopeful for stageraces. 2nd overall in the 2018 Vuelta a España, a race he crowned in style with a superb victory atop La Gallina (st. 20), the Balearic allrounder debuted in the Tour de France in 2019 with a notable performance, wearing the white jersey as leader of the Young Riders’ competition and supporting Julian Alaphilippe through the final week of racing.

Mas with future team-mate Alejandro Valverde. (c) Dion Kerckhoffs / BettiniPhoto

Raised as a top sportsman in the ranks of the Fundación Contador team (until 2015) and the development (2016) and pro (2017-2019) squads from Deceuninck-Quick Step, Mas, 24, will have a chance at the Movistar Team to seek for the biggest goals at one-week stageraces and Grand Tours, his biggest strength.

Cover picture (c): Photo Gomez Sport