Astana inks deal with young Colombian Harold Tejada Canacue
Aug 13 2019 09:22 pm CET

Astana inks deal with young Colombian Harold Tejada Canacue
Astana inks deal with young Colombian Harold Tejada Canacue
Astana

Astana Pro Team has announced the signing of young Colombian rider Harold Tejada Canacue with a two-year contract.

Tejada will join the Kazakh team from January 1 of 2020 as a neo-pro. "For me, the agreement with Astana Pro Team is a dream that has come true," he commented. "From an early age I am cheering for this team and I always dreamed of becoming its rider. I thank Alexandr Vinokurov and all the management of the team for this chance, for believing in me.

"I come to a great team with many great riders, real stars. I am very happy to become a part of this sports family. From my side, I will do everything possible to prove myself in the best way, to prove that Astana did not mistake in me. I am ready for this step forward."

Tejada Canacue is 22 years old and makes the move from Team Medellin. He has a palmares that includes the victory at the U23 Colombian National Championships -in the individual time trial and the road race, the youth classification at the Vuelta Independencia Nacional Republica Dominicana and a top-20 place at the Tour Colombia.

"Harold Tejada is a rider with big potential and we are curious about the progress he could show at the WorldTour level," said Astana's General Manager Alexandr Vinokurov. "He has impressed us this year at the Colombian National Championships as well as at the Colombia 2.1 race, won by our Miguel Angel Lopez.

"Tejada looks good in time trial races as well as in the mountains, so we are looking forward to working with him during the next two seasons. I would like to wish him good luck at the Tour de l’Avenir, an important race for all young riders."

Tejada will start in the 2019 Tour de l'Avenir with the Colombian national team.
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