Transfer News: New Signings for Sky

Transfer News: Jonathan Castroviejo and David de la Cruz to join Team Sky

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Transfer News: New Signings for Sky

Team Sky have announced two new Spanish signings for 2018, Jonathan Castroviejo and David de la Cruz. Jonathan Castroviejo, who joins from Movistar, turned pro in 2010 and has carved out a reputation as a world class time triallist. Hailing from Getxo in Spain, the 30-year-old has completed all three Grand Tours, helping Nairo Quintana to victory in both the 2014 Giro d’Italia, and last season at the Vuelta a Espana.

He is the current and three-time Spanish national time trial champion and won the European Championship title in 2016. He has also claimed stage wins at the Tour of Romandie and Volta ao Algarve. A powerful rouleur and a strong climber, his all-round capabilities will make him a key addition to the team’s stage race roster.

Jonathan Castroviejo said: “Everybody knows the strength in the team, and how important the spirit between the riders is to the team’s success. I’m really looking forward to being part of that, bringing my own experience and learning new things. I have been part of Grand Tour winning teams in the past and I want to do that again in the future. I’m happy to be taking this next step with Team Sky.” ... continued after advert

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David de la Cruz, who will join from QuickStep Floors, has displayed his versatility with a number of exciting victories. Most recently he put in a series of impressive climbing performances to finish third overall at the Vuelta a Burgos. He also put in a thrilling performance to win the final stage of this year’s Paris-Nice. He recorded the best Grand Tour result of his career last year when he finished seventh overall at the Vuelta a Espana after winning stage nine and wearing the leader’s jersey.

The 28-year-old says he is “really happy” to be joining up with Team Sky. “I’m excited to be joining the team. I’ve really enjoyed my time at QuickStep but I definitely feel that, at this point in my career, Team Sky is the best place for me to progress and to be the best rider I can be. I think the team understand my skills as a rider and what I can offer to the team, so I’m really happy to be joining Team Sky and I am looking forward to this new challenge.”

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