Portrait ofAlbert Torres
Place: Ciudadela de Menorca
Birth: 26/04/1990
Country: ESP
Height: 180 Cm
Weight: 70 Kg
Pro debut: 2014
Years in team: 1
Career path:

2020: Movistar Team
2017-2018: Inteja
2016: Raleigh
2014-2016: Ecuador

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Albert Torres

Full of commitment and great attitude

A LEGEND IN THE VELODROMES. Such is the consideration deserved by Spaniard Albert Torres’ brilliant feats, thirteen times on the podium of Euro and World Champs and six times gold medalist at the Omnium and Madison events, including a rainbow jersey in Cali (2014). At both races -supported at the Madison by Sebastián Mora, who also joined the Movistar Team in 2020-, the Balearic rider will aspire to crown what has already been an illustrious track career – a medal in the Tokyo Olympics would be the icing.

GLOBETROTTER. He’s fought for nearly a decade to earn his current chance in the WorldTour. Having been a stagiaire for both the Geox (2011) and Androni (2012) squads, he spent two years with the Team Ecuador; later made part of British outfit Raleigh (2016), where he shared teams with Mora, before the Rio Olympics; and embarked into a Dominican adventure with Inteja (2017-2018) before racing in the velodromes in 2019 with no UCI road squad. Now, he enjoys the best conditions available as part of the Movistar Team.

REALLY EARNED HIS CURRENT SPOT. Other than his track efforts, Torres consolidates in 2020 his place into the Movistar Team with excellent performances as a luxury domestique in flat stages, where his work to keep team leaders more comfortable is much appreciated. His talents have been praised publicly by the likes of Valverde (“Wish we had learned about him earlier”) or Sciandri (“A rider so difficult to find at teams nowadays, a really important piece”). He made his Grand Tour debut in the Giro -where he even placed 7th in Asti (st. 19)- and competed in other WorldTour events such as UAE, Tirreno or Poland (6th and 10th at two sprints), always with exquisite professionalism.

The brief quarantine the riders of the 2020 UAE Tour suffered due to the first COVID-19 cases in the peloton led Torres to a last-minute rush to reach the Berlin Track Worlds: he left the hotel at midnight -as soon as the authorities allowed the Movistar Team hotel to be opened-; flew immediately from UAE to Turkey, with a very early-morning scale; and reached Germany just few hours before a 3pm race start. All of that, to continue improving his chemistry with Mora en route to Tokyo.

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Palmares

1 Victories as professional

1st (2nd stage) Vuelta Independencia Nacional 2017
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Results
2021

16 Days of Racing
2549.9 Km covered

21th (7th stage) UAE Tour
36th (1st stage) UAE Tour
39th (2nd stage) UAE Tour
76th (7th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
87th (4th stage) UAE Tour
105th (5th stage) UAE Tour
107th (3rd stage) UAE Tour
111th UAE Tour
111th (4th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
124th (2nd stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
126th (6th stage) UAE Tour
134th (5th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
141th (6th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
142th Tirreno-Adriatico
144th Milano-Sanremo
165th (3rd stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
166th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
186th (1st stage) Tirreno-Adriatico