- Place: Sabiñánigo, Huesca
- Birth: 08/07/1992
- Country: ESP
- Height: 187 Cm
- Weight: 68 Kg
- Pro debut: 2016
- Years in team: 4
- Career path:
2016-2019: Movistar Team
2016-2019: Movistar Team
CONSISTENCY AT ITS BEST. An ever-dependable allrounder, Jorge Arcas’ strengths have always been the same since he was a very young, promising rider. A solid amateur, with more than ten victories in his last two years with development team Lizarte, he paid back Eusebio Unzué after relying on him for a two-year, neo-pro contract at the end of 2015, the veteran manager hoping to build a strong rider who continues the legacy of excellent domestiques within the Abarca Sports organisation. Despite being only 25, he has already shown great manners and strength to cope with the needs of the team at the most relevant events of the calendar.
STEPS FORWARD. Re-signed last summer for an additional two seasons (2020 + 2021), Arcas took to the start of his second Vuelta a España with the aim of leaving behind a poor outing in his debut, a crash into the first kilometer of the opening Nîmes TTT ruining his chances to do well. Fortunately, the Spaniard was able to complete good team performances in key moments of the race -and even get into winning breaks, like the one to Urdax (12th)-, stepping onto the Madrid podium at the end of his first-ever full Grand Tour. A kind of race he’ll be much needed at in the near future.
CRADLE OF CYCLING. Born in Sabiñánigo, one of the most-known cycling towns in the Pyrenées and close to Biescas, the home place of Fernando Escartín – one of the best riders in the world in the late 1990s and, ironically, the man in charge of team sponsor Alé at the Iberian Peninsula -, Arcas preceeded many brilliant prospects in the region, which will have no less than four pro riders in the 2020 season, Jorge’s team-mate Sergio Samitier, Fernando Barceló (Cofidis) and Jaime Castrillo (Kern Pharma) being the other three. Quite a success for Huesca, one of the least populated provinces in Spain.
His overall good performances all over his first pro season granted him a place inside the fourteen-man preselection announced by Javier Mínguez for the Qatar World Championships (2016).
Having spent his whole amateur stage at the same squad (Lizarte), he’s previously been team-mates with five of his colleagues at the current Movistar Team – Marc Soler, Antonio Pedrero and Héctor Carretero -, other than Richard Carapaz or Jaime Castrillo.