- Place: Ses Salines, Mallorca
- Birth: 15/10/1989
- Country: ESP
- Height: 181 Cm
- Weight: 69 Kg
- Pro debut: 2009
- Career path:
2014-2018: Caja Rural
2014-2018: Caja Rural
SAFEGUARD AND SACRIFICE. Lluís Mas joins the Movistar Team to protect the team’s main leaders at the toughest days of wind, bad weather and high speeds, also adding strength to the TTT lineups that often play a crucial factor in Grand Tour success. Those are the main goals the Mallorca native has set on himself as he lands in the WorldTour in 2019. A real powerhouse, a very courageous rider with amazing physical skills, his commitment will surely help the Blues at flat stages, and even at fast-paced finishes, where he also finds himself comfortable at.
DREAMING OF THE CLASSICS. Mas has always felt he had a place in the cobblestone races, and stepping onto the WorldTour with the Movistar Team jersey will finally grant him that chance: riding the spring classics. He describes this signing as “a dream”, which he started to live as he arrived in Gorraiz to join the rest of the team – and a neighbor, Mavi García. She was one of the people most supportive about his addition to thye team, and made him realise that the group managed by Eusebio Unzué would offer him all chances he deserved to “keep on growing as a rider.”
SEASONED AND CONSISTENT. Aged 28, he’s got already ten years of professional experience under his belt, the last five (since 2014) with Caja Rural. Called up for the 2015 and 2017 World road race Championships, as well as 7th-placed in his only U23 ITT Worlds appearance (Copenhagen, 2011), Mas has one UCI stage victory to his name in the 2015 Tour of Turkey, where he derailed the trains leading up to a sprint finish in Istanbul with a powerful attack, which saw him outclassing the likes of Mark Cavendish and Alessandro Petacchi. In 2018, his best result was a 10th spot at the Spanish ITT Champs.
Mas pours his heart out for his 3-year-old son, also called Lluís. His family and animals are his way of chilling out in between races.
A talkative, affable, jolly guy, his presence acts as relief for stressed-out groups in crucial races like a Vuelta a España. He once uploaded a video on social media showing how he stored his helmet into a fridge to protect himself from Andalusia’s heat in the summer.