Samitier takes leap towards WorldTour with Movistar Team
14 October 2019

Joins Blues for next two years

24-year-old Spaniard, a combative climber with great performances in the 2019 La Vuelta, adds his talent to a youthful Telefónica-backed roster next season.

The Movistar Team announced Monday that Sergio Samitier (Barbastro, ESP; 1995), a member of the Euskadi – Murias ProConti outfit, has signed a contract for the next two years (2020 + 2021) with the squad managed by Eusebio Unzué, thus taking the leap towards the UCI WorldTour.

Samitier has completed brilliant performances during the recent Vuelta a España, with several breakaways that included stage Combativity prizes, such as the one obtained at the Acebo stage when he contested the day’s victory with Sepp Kuss (TJV). The Aragón native, who also finished 3rd in the KOM classification, has taken significant steps forward in the most demanding races this season, close to a top-ten GC finish (12th) in the Vuelta a Burgos and winner of the Mountain jersey in the Tour of the Alps.

A courageous climber (at just over 60kg), this intelligent Spaniard is also a good rouleur: he was vice Spanish U23 ITT champion in 2017, a season where he claimed no less than eight victories with the Equipo Lizarte before turning pro.

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