Portrait ofAbner González
Place: Moca
Birth: 09/10/2000
Country: PRI
Height: 174 Cm
Weight: 60 Kg
Pro debut: 2018
Career path:

2020: Telco,m – On Clima – Osés (amateur)
2019: Inteja

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Abner González

Puerto Rico finally finds its place

‘SPEEDY’ ON THE ATTACK. The competitive style of Puerto Rico’s Abner González always goes on the move, always with ambition. He’s improved over the years, during a youth career developed mostly in Europe -he’s lived between Alicante and the Basque Country in the last few seasons, supported by former Movistar Team rider Beñat Intxausti-, to achieve his dream of becoming a pro. He’s got talent for climbing, does well in all other terrains and never doubts when the team asks him to give a helping hand to another team-mate. Attitude and commitment to represent his country for the first time in the ‘big leagues’, those which seemed restricted to stick and ball games until now.

PROGRESSING IN SPAIN. Except for a short lapse of time as part of the American SoCal Cycling team, Abner’s full junior and under-23 stage has taken place in Spain. At Cantabria, in the ranks of the Bathco team, he showed his quality as a junior, winning a stage and stepping onto the podium of the Vuelta al Besaya -the most important race in the country- in 2017, as a first-year competitor. At the Inteja team, a Dominican outfit with strong Spanish ties, he rode several UCI America Tour events in 2019. And at the Telco,m – On Clima – Osés team from Navarra, managed by another former Movistar Team member (Luis Vicente Otín), he made his real breakthrough in 2020: he won the Spanish Road Series round in Torredonjimeno with a long break; notched up victory at the mountain TT in the Vuelta a Alicante; and finished in 3rd, after a great display of energy, in the biggest race of the amateur scene, the Memorial Valenciaga, with its new finish atop Arrate.

THE DREAM OF HIS PARENTS. Son of Teresa Rivera and Alejandro González, he learned a tough lesson during 2020 as his dad was infected with COVID during the ‘first wave’ of the pandemic in April, with Abner unable to travel back home as the border was closed. He only got back to Puerto Rico in the autumn, more than one year after his last visit. He did so with the full Movistar Team kit and bike, helped by a friend to silently enter the country and reach home to bring his parents a big surprise (picture below), few days after his signing. His family has now seen their dream come true, after lots of sacrifices had to be done, from both personal and economical standpoints, to make possible Abner join the WorldTour – the first ‘boricua’ to reach the top tier.

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Palmares

3 Victories as professional

1st Puerto Rican RR Championships 2021
1st Puerto Rican ITT Championships 2021
1st Puerto Rican RR Championships 2019
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Results
2021

54 Days of Racing
7719.1 Km covered

1st Puerto Rican RR Championships
1st Puerto Rican ITT Championships
3rd (4th stage) Volta a Portugal
4th Circuito de Getxo
5th Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th (5th stage) Volta a Portugal
6th Volta a Portugal
6th (10th stage) Volta a Portugal
12th (3rd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
14th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
15th (9th stage) Volta a Portugal
16th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
17th (7th stage) Volta a Portugal
18th (6th stage) Volta a Portugal
19th (11th stage) Volta a Portugal
19th (3rd stage) Challenge Mallorca
20th (3rd stage) Tour de la Provence
21th (1st stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
23th (2nd stage) Volta a Portugal
24th (8th stage) Volta a Portugal
25th (1st stage) Volta a Portugal
32th (4th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
32th Tour de la Provence
33th Coppa Sabatini
33th (3rd stage) Volta a Portugal
34th Vuelta a Asturias
34th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Asturias
35th GP Larciano
38th (1st stage) Vuelta a Asturias
39th Bretagne Classic - Plouay
39th (4th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
44th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Asturias
48th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
48th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
50th (6th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
52th (2nd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
53th Settimana Coppi e Bartali
56th (2nd stage) Giro di Sicilia
57th (3rd stage) Giro di Sicilia
59th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
61th Trofeo Laigueglia
65th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
65th Giro di Sicilia
68th (2nd stage) Tour de la Provence
71th (3rd stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
71th Strade Bianche
71th (4th stage) Giro di Sicilia
73th (1st stage) Tour de la Provence
73th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
74th (5th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
74th (1st stage) Challenge Mallorca
77th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
78th (5th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
80th (1st stage) Giro di Sicilia
91th Milano-Torino
116th (4th stage) Tour de la Provence