The Italian Alessandro Fancellu, the Portuguese Daniel Viegas, the Hungarians Márton Dina and Erik Fetter and the Spaniards Alejandro Ropero, Sergio García and Diego Pablo Sevilla are the seven riders of the current Kometa-Xstra Cycling Team that have already completed their renovation with the new EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team project.
Up to five riders, Fancellu, Viegas, Ropero, García and Sevilla, have passed through one of the training sports structures of the Alberto Contador Foundation. In the case of Ropero and García, this trajectory extends to the Selection Campus where the new riders arriving in the junior team are chosen. Sevilla, for its part, remains linked to a project it arrived at in the first year of the junior team’s launch. The Madrid native, who will be 25 years old in March, is the only rider in the whole squad to have raced in the Foundation’s first team in the continental category.
“Although the project is going to take a major step forward in 2021, this advance could not come without taking into account all the previous route and all the work done. In the continental team we have several young people with a lot of projection, who already know what it means to win or who have put on very important performances against WorldTour teams this season. We believe that this base and the new additions will allow us to start in the new category with all the guarantees”, says Ivan Basso, sports manager of the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team.
These seven riders join the already confirmed incorporations of the young Spaniard Arturo Grávalos, who will face his first year as a professional in 2021, and the Italian veteran Manuel Belletti. A staff of nine riders that in the next few days will increase their number with new incorporations.
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