Two renewals for Telefónica-backed outfit
Double French champion, Spanish allrounder will continue to wear the Blue jersey as part of 12-rider roster, still to be finalized.
The Movistar Team announced Monday that Alba Teruel (Benigànim, ESP; 1996) and Aude Biannic (Rennes, FRA; 1991) have re-signed for an additional one and two years, respectively, with the women’s outfit managed by Sebastián Unzué, which currently has 12 riders on board for the 2021 season (provisional list available below). The contract renewals of the two Blue riders means two more riders who were part of the Spanish team’s original project in 2018 will stay next year.
Biannic, a double French national road champion and scorer of the Movistar Team’s first ever UCI success at the Lotto Belgium Tour two years ago, has built a strong reputation throughout these years as a reliable rider for all kinds of situations: a solid classics contender, a good time trialist -bronze-medal finisher at last August’s Nationals-, strong into mixed terrains and with big teamwork skills. Teruel, in turn, has continued to build a notable career as a team player, with a nice finishing speed -she came close to success in Dottignies (’18) and Burgos (’19)- and always available to give her leaders a helping hand.
With Aude and Alba extending their contracts, the Movistar Team has 12 names confirmed for its fourth season in the peloton -its second as a UCI Women’s WorldTour roster-, a lineup still to be confirmed and the longest, when more names are added, in the team’s history. The riders on board at the moment are: Alicia González, Sheyla Gutiérrez, Lourdes Oyarbide, Gloria Rodríguez, Alba Teruel (ESP), Katrine Aalerud (NOR), Aude Biannic (FRA), Jelena Erić (SRB), Barbara Guarischi (ITA), Emma Norsgaard (DEN), Paula Patiño (COL) and Annemiek van Vleuten (NED).
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