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Will Barta

A huge asset in all terrains

FINDING THE RIGHT WAY. He started racing on a bike at 11 years of age, with the Boise Young Rider Development Squad (BYRDS) from his home Idaho. He soon started shining in the youth ranks, as a strong rouleur -and vice national time trial champion- who would later turn into a solid allrounder as an amateur. Axel Merckx’s call to join one of the best development teams in the world, Axeon Hagens Berman, was key in his under-23 progression (2015-18), finding the right pace in training and racing to succeed and complement his presence outside racing, always calm and focused. His good performances in races as diverse as Liège Espoirs  -4th in 2017-, Belgium -3rd at Monts-et-Châteaux-, Bretagne, California (already within the pros) or the Baby Giro -where he sustained a serious femur fracture in 2018- opened the doors of the WorldTour to him.

COVER LETTER. After a 2019 season where the main goal was getting himself used to pro racing, the CCC squad already giving him chances at Paris-Nice, Romandie or his first La Vuelta, a big leap forward in consistency, performance and individual results came in 2020. He completed great work for his leaders and did well at time trials: 7th in Poitou-Charentes, 12th -against all big guns- in Tirreno and, most importantly, 2nd atop the Mirador de Ézaro, the demanding finish of the La Vuelta ITT, where Primoz Roglic bested him by just 1”. That was the crown of a really solid race -he ended up in 22nd overall-, which he hopes to show again in other big goals, whether it’s for the team leaders or himself.

ALWAYS BETTER WITH A FRIEND. It’s inevitable to cite in this introduction what is the Movistar Team’s other US member in their 2022 roster: Matteo Jorgenson, one whom Barta has shared so many things with for the last decade and a half. They hail from the very same place in the world (Boise), they shared development teams (BYRDS) despite Will being four years old, and they now share an apartment in Nice -where they spend most of the European season- while making part of the same WorldTour team and having gone through so many experiences together. A reference for each other, now in the sport’s highest step.

From:
Boise, ID
Birth:
04/01/1996
Country:
USA
Height:
180 Cm
Weight:
61 Kg
Pro debut:
2016
Career path:

2021: EF Education – NIPPO
2019-20: CCC
2016-18: Axeon Hagens Berman

Results
5th
3rdstage
Tour of the Alps
13th
12thstage
Giro d'Italia
26th
4thstage
Tour de Wallonie
27th
21thstage
Giro d'Italia
32th
Tour de Pologne
33th
2ndstage
Giro d'Italia
36th
7thstage
UAE Tour
37th
1ststage
Tour de Pologne
38th
17thstage
Giro d'Italia
39th
Tour de Wallonie
40th
UAE Tour
41th
Tour of the Alps
44th
3rdstage
Tour de Pologne
45th
6thstage
Tour de Pologne
45th
19thstage
Giro d'Italia
45th
5thstage
Tour of the Alps
48th
5thstage
Tour de Wallonie
51th
4thstage
UAE Tour
51th
1ststage
Tour de Wallonie
52th
4thstage
Tour de Pologne
53th
20thstage
Giro d'Italia
55th
Milano-Torino
55th
GP Montréal
56th
16thstage
Giro d'Italia
57th
4thstage
Tour of the Alps
58th
6thstage
Volta a Catalunya
58th
1ststage
Tour of the Alps
59th
Giro d'Italia
61th
2ndstage
Challenge Mallorca
61th
Milano-Sanremo
66th
3rdstage
UAE Tour
67th
5thstage
UAE Tour
68th
2ndstage
Tour de Pologne
69th
7thstage
Giro d'Italia
69th
1ststage
UAE Tour
71th
6thstage
UAE Tour
73th
2ndstage
Tour of the Alps
74th
5thstage
Tour de Pologne
75th
2ndstage
UAE Tour
76th
5thstage
Giro d'Italia
77th
7thstage
Tour de Pologne
77th
Volta a Catalunya
77th
9thstage
Giro d'Italia
78th
15thstage
Giro d'Italia
79th
4thstage
Giro d'Italia
80th
7thstage
Volta a Catalunya
84th
5thstage
Challenge Mallorca
89th
10thstage
Giro d'Italia
89th
11thstage
Giro d'Italia
92th
6thstage
Giro d'Italia
93th
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
94th
1ststage
Giro d'Italia
97th
4thstage
Volta a Catalunya
98th
2ndstage
Tour de Wallonie
100th
8thstage
Giro d'Italia
100th
14thstage
Giro d'Italia
103th
3rdstage
Tour de Wallonie
103th
1ststage
Challenge Mallorca
104th
3rdstage
Volta a Catalunya
108th
13thstage
Giro d'Italia
113th
3rdstage
Giro d'Italia
117th
5thstage
Volta a Catalunya
118th
GP Québec
130th
18thstage
Giro d'Italia
130th
Bretagne Classic - Plouay
132th
2ndstage
Volta a Catalunya
159th
1ststage
Volta a Catalunya