Andrey Amador leaves trouble behind as he signs for Ineos: It's the right time to seek new motivations
Feb 12 2020 10:45 pm CET

Andrey Amador leaves trouble behind as he signs for Ineos: It's the right time to seek new motivations
Andrey Amador leaves trouble behind as he signs for Ineos: It's the right time to seek new motivations
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Team Ineos has confirmed the signing of Andrey Amador one day after Movistar let known its decision of letting him go.

The Costa Rican spent ten seasons in the team currently known as Movistar, where he showed his talents as a super domestique and a GC rider. Amador has been in a fight with the Spanish squad for the last five months and the day before it finally took the decision of letting him go to Ineos, the team where he wanted to be.

"Who wouldn't be excited to sign with Team Ineos?," said Amador. "I'm very happy to be part of this great Team. I have spent all of my sporting career with Movistar and I owe them a lot – but I felt now is the right time in my career to seek some new motivations. This is a new challenge and I will give everything I have for this Team.

"Everyone can see there is a strong unit at this Team – there is an impressive bunch of riders and staff. I'm excited to be part of this group, joining alongside Richard Carapaz. I'm happy we can continue to ride together after what were able to do with Movistar at the Giro d'Italia. My aim will be to try to contribute as much as I can in every race. I still have many things I can learn and improve on as a rider, and Team Ineos is the perfect place for me to do this."

Amador has been part of two Grand Tour winning lineups -including the victory of Richard Carapaz in the 2019 Giro d'Italia- and he also has in his palmares one stage win and the fourth overall place in the Italian grand tour.

"Andrey's consistent record speaks for itself," said Ineos Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford. "He is a rider of the highest calibre and his experience in the sport's biggest races will be invaluable.

"I've lost count of how many times I've admired Andrey's performances over the years. His consistent commitment to Team goals and his ability to race across a wide range of terrain, combined with his upbeat personality is exactly what we seek in a Team Ineos rider. Everyone on the Team is excited to have Andrey join us and we are looking forward to giving him a warm welcome and making great things happen."
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