Ruben Guerreiro inks deal with EF Education First
Oct 18 2019 01:18 am CET

Ruben Guerreiro inks deal with EF Education First
Ruben Guerreiro inks deal with EF Education First
EF Education First (c)Jojo Harper

Ruben Guerreiro will move to EF Education First for 2020 after one season in Katusha-Alpecin.

Although Guerreiro is Portuguese, he did his first steps in the world of cycling at the developing team Axeon Hagens Berman, so for him signing for an American team feels like coming home. The 25-year-old stepped up to the WorldTour level with Trek-Segafredo in 2017 and from then move one season to Katusha-Alpecin.

"I developed as a U23 rider with Axeon," explained Guerreiro. "I learned English with the team. For me, this is a homecoming. America is my second country, and I'm really happy to come home to an American team, EF Education First.

"California is a part of the world that I want to go to. I have been once already for the Amgen Tour of California and something moved me there. I want to go back. I don't know why. I can't name it. I just know that I motivated to return and to race well there."

EF Education First's CEO Jonathan Vaughters welcomes this arrival to the formation. "Ruben is bold, but he can back it up," he said. "During contract negotiations, he told me he wouldn't accept my offer, that he was worth more. He told me to watch the Vuelta the next day and that he'd show me. He didn't win the stage, but he came second. I was impressed."
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