Willie Smit completes Burgos-BH's roster for 2020
Nov 14 2019 06:02 am CET

Willie Smit completes Burgos-BH's roster for 2020
Willie Smit completes Burgos-BH's roster for 2020
Burgos BH

Burgos BH has signed South African rider Willie Smit for the 2020 season and he is the last signing for the Spanish team for the upcoming year.

The 26-year-old stepped to the WorldTour with Katusha-Alpecin and will ride with the Spanish ProContinental team in 2020. The rider became popular among the cycling fans at the last Vuelta a España when he managed to finish the race despite having a big cut in one of his knees from early on the competition.

"I am very happy to ride with Burgos-BH," said Smit. "For me, Spain is my second country. I love to work with Spaniards and this calendar is the best for a rider with my characteristics. Also, Burgos-BH showed me a very interesting sporting project.

"I know I will have more freedom than in Katusha, but at the same time, this is a responsibility that I needed at this point in my career. The work of Angel Madrazo at the Vuelta a España has set the bar very high for all the riders of the team, but we have to start the 2020 season with the ambition of improving that level from the first race of the year."

Julio Andres Izquierdo, General Manager of Burgos-BH, confirmed that the rider was already in the team's radar from before. "We have been following him since 2017 when he came to Spain to compete as an amateur and achieved very decent results. He won two classics, he took stage victories in Galicia, Zamora and Segovia and topped the overall classifications in Segovia and León.

"Back then we already tried to sign him and since then we have always kept an eye on him."

Burgos-BH's roster for 2020:

Ángel Madrazo
José Neves
Carlos Canal
Ángel Fuentes
Ricardo Vilela
Jesús Ezquerra
Willie Smit
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