Movistar secures Eider Merino, Alba Teruel and Aude Biannic for 2020 season
Aug 16 2019 09:41 pm CET

Movistar secures Eider Merino, Alba Teruel and Aude Biannic for 2020 season
Movistar secures Eider Merino, Alba Teruel and Aude Biannic for 2020 season
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Movistar Team has confirmed the contract extensions of Eider Merino, Alba Teruel and Aude Biannic.

These three riders play key roles in the team at the mountains and the Classics. Merino -the Spanish national champion of 2019- is considered one of the best climbers of the Spanish peloton and has a palmares that includes a stage victory in the Tour Cycliste Feminin International de l'Ardeche and top-five places in races like the Giro Rosa, the Emakumeen XXX. Bira, the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana and Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa.

Teruel will remain in the team with the objective of continuing her improvement as a rouleur, sprinter and a domestique. The 23-year-old has finished in the fourth position at the opening stage of the Vuelta a Burgos and in the 6th place at the Spanish Series round of Dos Hermanas.

French rider Biannic will continue providing her experience in the international peloton and showing her talents in all kinds of race. "These were three fundamental pieces for us to retain so we could build a solid team for next season," commented Sebastián Unzué, manager of Movistar Team. "They are three ladies who have been a part of our team since the beginning, and we wanted to thank them for their great work and commitment since then. Aude is a ‘life insurance’ for us in every race she takes part in. A true allrounder, one able to do well wherever she’s required and, above that, an excellent domestique. We couldn’t allow ourselves not retaining her, because she’s such a huge asset for us.

"Eider is one of our go-to riders to aim for GCs in the hardest stage races, A pure climber who also does really well against the clock. Her consistency and climbing abilities make her a solid rider for the most mountainous courses. In turn, Alba has become a really valuable team rider in the last two years. Sometimes her work is not valued enough or can’t be watched from the TV, yet she’s a spectacular rider, who is always willing to help the others and also takes advantage from her individual chances. She continues to progress, and I’m convinced she will continue to grow next season and take huge steps forward."

With these three contract extensions, the Spanish team secures so far 11 riders for the 2020 season.



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