Ecuadorian Jefferson Cepeda joins Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
Aug 08 2019 10:29 pm CET

Ecuadorian Jefferson Cepeda joins Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
Ecuadorian Jefferson Cepeda joins Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
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Ecuadorian rider Jefferson Cepeda will join the professional squad of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and will make his debut at the Vuelta a Burgos.

The 23-year-old has had a good season in which he finished in the 18th position of the Tour Colombia, then won the title in the Pan American Championships, the overall classification at the Vuelta a Navarra and one stage at the Vuelta a Salamanca.

Now the Ecuadorian is ready to move from the development squad to the professional and will start his adventure with the Vuelta a Burgos once he has returned from his country, where he's doing altitude training. "I am very happy for this opportunity," Cepeda commented. "I have fought and sacrificed a lot, coming from so far to try to prove that I could be a professional cyclist, leaving everything behind for this goal that now becomes a reality. This time here has helped me to show that I am ready to ride against the professionals.

"It has been a good year for me since I started the season in the Tour Colombia. I tried to learn everything I could; then I won the Pan-American and the Vuelta a Navarra, the second one already in Europe with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. Now I will be back to Ecuador for a few days to prepare myself as much as possible for my debut as a professional cyclist. The goal is to do the things in the best way, learning from the team and adapting to the category as quickly as possible. My dream has always been to ride one of the three GT, and now I know that working hard and with discipline, I can do it."

Cepeda signed a contract for the rest of the season and one more year with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA.



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