Young talent Juan Ayuso signs five-year deal with UAE Team Emirates
May 01 2020 06:14 am CET

Young talent Juan Ayuso signs five-year deal with UAE Team Emirates
Young talent Juan Ayuso signs five-year deal with UAE Team Emirates
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UAE Team Emirates has announced the signing of the young cycling talent Juan Ayuso, from Spain.

The Emirati team signed one of the most promising young riders from the Spanish peloton. The Spanish Junior National Champion is 17 years old, comes from the Spanish province of Alicante and has taken six victories so far in 2020.

Ayuso has signed a five-year deal with the team and will spend his first contract year with a development team to gain some experience before making the transition to the professional peloton.

"Juan is a rider we have been following for a long time," said UAE Team Emirates manager Matxin Fernandez. "It's no secret that we like to work with young talented riders and Juan is the definition of this. He has the right balance between physical talent and having a very good head on his shoulders. Along with Juan and his parents we are thinking more medium to long term.

"The idea is for him to make a gradual transition into the WorldTour team. We are deciding along with Juan and his family where is best for him to spend his first year -whether it is at a Continental or professional level is still to be defined."

Ayuso already had the chance of meeting the team in the training camp that it held in Alicante, Spain. "He came to our team training camp last winter, and he has raced on a bike given by the team this year, so we have been giving him a hand along the way. Last year he had an exceptionally strong season as a junior, and he showed that again at the start of this year.

"The idea is to give him time and space to develop as a rider and as a person. The priority at the moment is that he enjoys the bike. It's a five-year outlook with Juan, and he is part of the long-term project we are building at UAE Team Emirates."
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