Carlos Verona Photo
Place: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid
Birth: 04/11/1992
Country: ESP
Height: 186 Cm
Weight: 68 Kg
Pro debut: 2011
Career path:

2016-2018: Mitchelton-Scott
2013-2016: Quick Step
2011-2012: Burgos

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Carlos Verona

A LONG-AWAITED SIGNING. The relationship between Carlos Verona and the Movistar Team started well before he was a professional athlete: the Madrilian still raced as a junior when he was first met by Eusebio Unzué. Now, aged 26, the man hailing from San Lorenzo de El Escorial joins the Blues after six years of WorldTour experience -four with Quick Step; the last two with Mitchelton-Scott-, following his debut with Burgos-BH at the age of only 18. Coming ‘home’ is something Carlos really needed: he often says that being part of foreign squads didn’t allow him showing his real character, because of cultural and language barriers.

QUALITY FOR ALL TERRAINS. A tall, strong allrounder (1.86m, 68kg), able to get through the biggest mountains as well as riding strong on hilly courses and flat terrain, Verona has two Giro d’Italia appearances and three Vuelta a España caps to his name. The last few seasons have seen the Spaniard support world-class leaders, such as Esteban Chaves and the Yates brothers, without leaving individual aspirations aside either. In 2018, Carlos has notched up a 2nd place in the GP Miguel Indurain (behind future team-mate Valverde), a 4th spot on stage five of the Vuelta al País Vasco and KON jerseys at the ‘Itzulia’ and the Norwegian Tour des Fjords.

WANTED TO RACE WITH ‘BALA’. Carlos admits that one of the reasons leading him to signing with the Blues was sharing teams with Alejandro Valverde. “It’s something that every rider in my generation can be excited about,” even if he was just a kid when ‘Bala’ was first shining into the pro peloton. He also underlines the importance of riding alongside other legendary names of the Spanish peloton, such as Imanol Erviti or José Joaquín Rojas. All in all, the Blues will be glad to enjoy an expert, yet young team-mate in Verona in 2019.

 Carlos isn’t the only household name in his family. His sister, Marta, is also known in Spain, but not because of bikes, rather than cuisine: she was the winner of the sixth edition of the popular TV show MasterChef in our country. They shared a video together on Carlos’s YouTube channel, cooking some natural energy bars without gluten.

 More importantly than a rider, he’s a husband and dad – of two! Following the birth of his first child, Berta, in 2017, a new baby is coming in 2019 for his wife, .

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Results
2019

38 Days of Racing
5582.6 Km covered

5th GP Miguel Indurain
15th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
16th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
16th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
20th (3rd stage) Itzulia Basque Country
21th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
25th Clásica de Almería
27th (8th stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
29th (2nd stage) Itzulia Basque Country
33th Itzulia Basque Country
35th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
36th Critérium du Dauphiné
40th (2nd stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
41th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
41th (7th stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
41th (6th stage) Itzulia Basque Country
43th Flèche Wallonne
44th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
52th Volta a Catalunya
56th (4th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
59th (1st stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
59th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
59th (6th stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
60th (7th stage) Volta a Catalunya
60th (5th stage) Itzulia Basque Country
62th (1st stage) Volta a Catalunya
64th (3rd stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
65th (4th stage) Itzulia Basque Country
67th (5th stage) Volta a Catalunya
71th (1st stage) Itzulia Basque Country
78th (4th stage) Volta a Catalunya
82th (3rd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
82th (3rd stage) Volta a Catalunya
96th (1st stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
104th (4th stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
107th (2nd stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
107th (2nd stage) Volta a Catalunya
107th Amstel Gold Race
110th (6th stage) Volta a Catalunya
114th (5th stage) Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
130th (5th stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
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