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Portrait ofEdu Prades
Place: Alcanar, Tarragona
Birth: 09/08/1987
Country: ESP
Height: 178 Cm
Weight: 63 Kg
Pro debut: 2009
Years in team: 1
Career path:

2019: Movistar Team
2018: Euskadi-Murias
2015-2017: Caja Rural
2014: Matrix
2013-2014: OFM
2009: Andorra

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Edu Prades

PROFITED FROM HIS CHANCE. Edu Prades was in 2019, his maiden season in the WorldTour with the Movistar Team, one of the most remarkable performers from the Telefónica-backed squad. He notched up two victories: the first win in Europe for the Blues in the season at a stage of the Tour de La Provence + the overall classification of the now-defunct Vuelta a Aragón, where he fought hard for success until the very last bonus sprint. His 2nd-place finish at one of the toughest finishes of the top-ranked Tour de Pologne was close to putting an icing on an already outstanding year.

A DECADE OF EFFORTS REWARDED. He landed in the Movistar Team ship after a sensational 2018 season with Euskadi – Murias, a squad where he obtained the best results in his career: the GC win in the WorldTour event Tour of Turkey, the overall success at the Tour of Norway and runner-up in the Tour de Yorkshire. It was the deserved end to long years of efforts in Conti outfits, such asAndorra (2009), OFM (2013), Matrix (2014) and Caja Rural (2015-17), where he always proved to be a very consistent rider, able to do well in all terrains and capable developing some decent speeds at group sprints.

CONTINUES TO PROGRESS. His leap towards WorldTour racing doesn’t prevent the Spaniard from remaining very much down to earth. Those who know him best assure he’s one of the nicest guys in the bunch, a loving character always ready to give a helping hand to anyone who needs it. There’s no doubt he’s worked his way into a project that aims for the top, yet is not but a family.

 Edu’s arrival to the Telefónica-backed squad marked a very emotional moment for the Blues as, eight years later, a rider born in Tarragona was part of its roster, the latest to date having been the late Xavi Tondo. Prades remembers him well: “He was an endless smile – his companionship spirit was exceptional.”

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Palmares

12 Victories as professional

1st Vuelta Aragón 2019
1st (2nd stage) Tour de la Provence 2019
1st Tour of Turkey 2018
1st Tour of Norway 2018
1st Philadelphia Classic 2016
1st (1st stage) Volta Cova da Beira 2016
1st Coppa Sabatini 2015
1st (8th stage) Volta a Portugal 2015
1st (2nd stage) Volta ao Alentejo 2014
1st Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho 2013
1st (3rd stage) Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho 2013
1st (3rd stage) Cinturó de l'Empordà 2011
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Results
2020

13 Days of Racing
1757.3 Km covered

15th Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
16th (3rd stage) Tour Down Under
19th (4th stage) Tour de la Provence
31th (1st stage) Tour Down Under
39th (2nd stage) Tour de la Provence
40th Tour de la Provence
43th Tour Down Under
49th (3rd stage) Tour de la Provence
54th (6th stage) Tour Down Under
61th Down Under Classic
69th (5th stage) Tour Down Under
71th (4th stage) Tour Down Under
73th (1st stage) Tour de la Provence
75th (2nd stage) Tour Down Under