A MAN FOR ALL TERRAINS. Sergio Samitier is even more of an allrounder than one could extract from just looking at his results, and his breakaway appearances, throughout his first five pro seasons. He’s a really strong climber, but also a very decent time trialist. As part of the Movistar Team, he shares teams with a ‘neighbor’ who came into this project showing the same good signs: Jorge Arcas. The two make for a big representation of the the Huesca province, the list completed by Fernando Barceló (Caja Rural). He’s also supporting local cycling from inside as vice president of his local cycling club in Barbastro.
MURIAS SPIRIT + ‘CARÁCTER LIZARTE’. Always leaving their mark, seeking for the maximum performance and leaving leaving a stone unturned. Those were some of the values the Murias squad always pursued, a character ‘Sami’ showed in his early pro stage -won the KOM jersey at the 2019 Tour of the Alps, joined several breakaways in the Vuelta a España, his first-ever Grand Tour-. Prior to that, he conquered some of the best Spanish amateur races as part of the Equipo Lizarte, such as the Santikutz Klasika, the Vuelta al Bidasoa or the Subida a Gorla.
LEAVING MISFORTUNE BEHIND. Injuries have severely compromised Sergio’s performance in recent times, especially in 2022 as he faced an early exit from the Giro d’Italia after crashing against his head, then ending the season early with a collarbone fracutre in the Bretagne Classic. When health has been on his side, the Spaniard has obtained great results: he was 13th overall in the 2020 Giro d’Italia, then 6th, as team leader, in the GC of the 2021 Settimana Italiana.