Edu Prades Photo
Place: Alcanar, Tarragona
Birth: 09/08/1987
Country: ESP
Height: 178 Cm
Weight: 63 Kg
Pro debut: 2009
Career path:

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

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Edu Prades

A WELL-DESERVED REWARD. Prades will be racing in Movistar Team colours after a sensational 2018 season with Euskadi – Murias, a squad where he’s obtained the best results in his career -following his stages at Andorra (2009), OFM (2013), Matrix (2014) and Caja Rural (2015-17)-. At the Basque outfit, he’s again proven to be a very consistent rider, able to do well in all terrains and capable developing some decent speeds at group sprints. The Catalan rider feels like this signing has been the icing on top of a very beautiful year, and a reward for his efforts in the pro scene.

HUGE SUCCESS. 2018 saw the Tarragona native win two stageraces in the Tour of Norway and, more importantly, the Tour of Turkey (UCI WorldTour), where he rode switfly over the twisty, decisive final circuit in Istanbul to make up a six-second deficit against Alexey Lutsenko (AST) after the Selçuk mountain-top finish. Prades has also finished runner-up in the Tour de Yorkshire -only behind Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet-, 4th in the GP Miguel Indurain -a step behind future team-mates Valverde and Verona- and also 4th in the Tour of Luxembourg GC, where he came close to a stage victory on the final day of racing.

AIM TO GO FURTHER. 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’ll be able to work his way into a project that aims for the top, yet is not but a family.

 Edu’s arrival to the Telefónica-backed squad marks a very emotional moment for the Blues as, eight years later, a rider born in Tarragona will be part of its roster, the latest 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
2019

44 Days of Racing
6136.4 Km covered

1st Vuelta a Aragón
1st (2nd stage) Tour de la Provence
3rd (1st stage) Vuelta a Aragón
3rd Klasika Primavera
6th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Aragón
8th Tour de la Provence
9th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
9th Vuelta a Castilla y León
9th Vuelta a Madrid
9th (1st stage) Vuelta a Castilla y León
9th GP Larciano
11th (3rd stage) Tour de la Provence
13th (5th stage) Tour Down Under
14th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
15th (1st stage) Vuelta a Madrid
15th GP Miguel Indurain
16th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Madrid
17th (4th stage) Tour de la Provence
17th (3rd stage) Tour Down Under
17th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
19th (3rd stage) Tour de Romandie
19th (6th stage) Tour Down Under
19th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Aragón
19th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
20th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Castilla y León
22th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
22th Tour Down Under
22th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Madrid
30th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Castilla y León
31th (4th stage) Tour Down Under
41th E3 BinckBank Classic
41th (2nd stage) Tour Down Under
53th (2nd stage) Tour de Romandie
55th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
56th (1st stage) Tour de Romandie
57th (1st stage) Tour Down Under
62th Tour de Romandie
64th Strade Bianche
66th (6th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
71th (4th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
71th (1st stage) Tour de la Provence
71th (2nd stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
75th (4th stage) Tour de Romandie
79th (5th stage) Tour de Romandie
84th (6th stage) Tour de Romandie
88th Tirreno-Adriatico
92th (3rd stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
120th (5th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
131th (7th stage) Tirreno-Adriatico
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