The Alberto Contador Foundation has confirmed the excellence of its work training young cyclists with Pello Olaberria, which just received a call from Murias Team to pass professional next season.
Pello was one of the riders who started the U23 team of Alberto Contador Foundation two years ago and since then had become an example for all his companions because of his ability to work, his dedication and team vision. “In the case of Pello Olaberria, the most important for us is the kind of rider in which they are set to offer the opportunity to pass professional”, says Fran Contador, the Foundation’s manager. “Pello is a smart rider, a team rider, which has worked hard for his colleagues and if still has done the jump is because from outside they have appreciate his work, regardless of whether or not has achieved victories”.
“Murias is a team that suit well to Pello due to his conditions”, continues Contador, “it is a new team with very clear ideas and offering him a great opportunity as it aims to be continental professional in 2017”.
Meanwhile, Pello Olaberria recognizes that for him “was a total surprise the call from Murias, I did not expect it at all, but I’m very happy”. The team of Jon Odriozola, of course, followed closely the evolution of the single Basque rider who was in the Specialized-Sub 23. “Since cadets we have had a very good relationship and they liked the type of rider who I am. The Murias needed one U23 and have counted on me”.
Pello knows that this jump to professionals must be complicated. “I realize it will be very hard, but I hope to adapt well to the category, not least because in the Contador Foundation I’ve had a chance to ride some races with a high level abroad and that experience will help me. I’ll try to give my best and not hide when it comes to work”.
Otherwise, Pello Olaberria says to have a very good memory of his two years in the Alberto Contador Foundation. “From the Foundation all I can say is good. I am sorry to have to leave this team because it has been a great support, I learned a lot and I’ve seen that results come when working together”.
Pello Olaberria follow the path also undertaken this year by Kenny Molly and Enric Mas, both in the AWT-Greenway of René Andrle.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).