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 -up to already eight seasons in Blue in 2023-. All over this time, he has shown great manners and strength to cope with the needs of the team at the most relevant events of the calendar.
THE BIGGEST STAGE. His enormous consistency and a significant leap forward in performance during 2021 allowed Jorge a chance at the race most riders dream about: the Tour de France. He then went on to become the first piece of support for his leaders in all terrains, notably in the early part of the stages, and made it to Paris in his first appearance, adding a ‘Grande Boucle’ to his three previous GT appearances, all in La Vuelta (2017, 2019 and 2020). In 2022, he also rode the Giro d’Italia for the first time.
CRADLE OF CYCLING. Born in Sabiñánigo, one of the most-known cycling towns in the Pyrenées and close to Biescas, the home place of the famous Fernando Escartín, Arcas preceeded many brilliant prospects in the region, which also features the likes of Jorge’s team-mate Sergio Samitier and experienced, former WorldTour racer Fernando Barceló (Caja Rural). Quite a success for Huesca, one of the least populated provinces in Spain.