FINALLY AT THE… DAMNED TOUR. He’s earned massive seniority and prestige within the Movistar Team with his serious character, consistency and absolute commitment, especially in the big mountains. He came into 2023 after some great victories in previous years -stage + GC in the 2021 Route d’Occitanie; Queen stage in the 2022 Tour de l’Ain; 3rd that same year at a Giro d’Italia stage-, and those solid performances opened him a door, at no less than age 32, of the biggest race of them all. The Tour de France, though, ended in heartbreak for him after a crash early into stage 14 of the year, which caused him three broken ribs and ended his season. His work ethic and determination, though, leave no doubts that the good man that is Antonio will again show his colours where it’s needed.
CYCLING AS WAY OF LIFE. Son of Jose Pedrero, a former professional rider, and cousin of Alba Díez, also a former track rider, he always shone in the youth stage as a consistent rider for the moutnains. His whole WorldTour career has been covered in Movistar Team colours, working his heart out for the team.
EXOTIC MAIDEN WIN. His first victory as a professional rider came in a somewhat surprising way. In the summer of 2015, Antonio was offered a chance to join Continental team Inteja from the Dominican Republic, a squad he debuted with at the Tour de la Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean. The win did not come until the ninth, final stage, via a strong attack in the last kilometer uphill in Basse-Terre, a move which also allowed him getting to the third place overall. It was one of his final outings before joining the WorldTour in 2016 with the Movistar Team.