Spaniard Carlos Barbero joins Movistar
Oct 19 2016 05:30 pm CET

Spaniard Carlos Barbero joins Movistar

Spanish rider Carlos Barbero is moving to Movistar Team. The cyclist signed a contract for the 2017 and 2018 seasons and becomes the fourth rider to join the squad ahead of the new year.

Even though Barbero is considered a sprinter, some of his most important achievements came with uphill finishes as was the case in the Philadelphia International Championship, the Circuito de Getxo and the Vuelta a Burgos, all in 2015.

That year has been one of the most successful seasons in the career of the Burgos-born rider. In addition to the previously mentioned races, he also finished second in the National Road Race Championships of Spain, won one stage in the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid and finished fourth in the Vuelta a la Rioja.

Barbero became a professional in 2012 with team Euskadi and in 2015 moved to another Spanish squad, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, where he spent the last two years. Now the opportunity arrived to be part of a WorldTour team for the next two seasons.

With Barbero's arrival, Movistar has secured 26 riders ahead of the 2017 season:

Andrey Amador (CRC)
Winner Anacona (COL)
Jorge Arcas (ESP)
Carlos Barbero (ESP)
Daniele Bennati (ITA)
Carlos Betancur (COL)
Richard Carapaz (ECU)
Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP)
Víctor de la Parte (ESP)
Alex Dowsett (GBR)
Imanol Erviti (ESP)
Rubén Fernández (ESP)
Jesús Herrada (ESP)
José Herrada (ESP)
Gorka Izagirre (ESP)
Adriano Malori (ITA)
Dani Moreno (ESP)
Nelson Oliveira (POR)
Antonio Pedrero (ESP)
Dayer Quintana (COL)
Nairo Quintana (COL)
José Joaquín Rojas (ESP)
Marc Soler (ESP)
Rory Sutherland (AUS)
Jasha Sütterlin (GER)
Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Image: Movistar Team logo.





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