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Race days 2023
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Iván García Cortina

Building an excellent present

NEW EXPECTATIONS. You could hardly close out a season better than Iván García Cortina did in 2022. The Gijón-born sprinter finally claimed his first victory in the Telefónica-backed squad’s jersey at the Italian race Gran Piemonte, with a sensational sprint at the end of a tough race with spits and echelons. It was the icing on top of an excellent late season, in symbiosis with the Movistar Team itself, showing again details -11th in the World Championships; 5th in Québec and the Coppa Bernocchi- of the fast finisher and talented one-day race everyone has always wishes to see in him. The excitement towards 2023, especially heading into those Northern classics he loves, is huge.

VICTORIES AGAINST THE VERY BEST. Cortina left his mark in 2020, few months before joining the Movistar Team, with a brilliant performance in Paris-Nice, where he won one of the race’s bunch sprint in La Châtre -against Sagan, Bol, Bouhanni or Nizzolo-, and came 2nd just few days later, only behind attacker Niccolò Bonifazio. It was his second WorldTour success after a stage of the 2019 Tour of California, where he kept the pace of a short, 20-rider group before raising his arms victorious in Ventura.

NOT A CONVENTIONAL START. Even if he did ride in our country for most of his youth stage -a member of the prestigious Las Mestas feeder squads-, Iván always had in mind that the key for his development, being a type of rider not that usual in Spain, would only be found across the border. He signed, aged just 19, with the development squad of the current Deceuninck team, where he had a chance to race at events all over the continent, from Portugal to Slovakia, gathering experience, learning how to ride in the peloton, finetuning his technique and strategy skills (plus obtaining many good results and even his first UCI win, at the Polish event Course de Solidarnosc). When he took the step towards the WorldTour with Bahrain in 2017, he wasn’t only one of our most experienced riders abroad: he was also one of the best known athletes from Spain by his foreign rivals.

From:
Gijón, Asturias
Birth:
20/11/1995
Country:
ESP
Height:
183 Cm
Weight:
77 Kg
Pro debut:
2015
Years in team:
2
Career path:

2021-22: Movistar Team
2017-20: Bahrain
2015-16: Klein Constantia

Palmares
1st
Gran Piemonte 2022
1st
3rdstage
Paris-Nice 2020
1st
5thstage
Tour d eCalifornia 2019
1st
4thstage
Course de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques 2016
Results
3rd
1ststage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
4th
5thstage
Challenge Mallorca
18th
2ndstage
Challenge Mallorca
39th
3rdstage
Challenge Mallorca
83th
2ndstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
89th
3rdstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
100th
4thstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana