Euskaltel–Euskadi

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Euskaltel–Euskadi
Team information
UCI codeFOR
RegisteredSpain
Founded2008 (2008)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusAmateur (2008–2017)
UCI Continental (2018–2019)
UCI ProTeam (2020–)
Team name history
2008–2013
2014
2015–2017
2018–2019
2020
2020–
Naturgas Energía
EDP Energía
Fundación Euskadi–EDP
Fundación Euskadi
Fundación–Orbea[1]
Euskaltel–Euskadi

Euskaltel–Euskadi is a Spanish UCI ProTeam founded in 2008. It was initially an amateur team, but upgraded to Continental in 2018.[2]

Having spent two years as a UCI Continental team, the team registered their interest to become a UCI ProTeam for the 2020 season, and were granted a ProTeam licence in December 2019.[3] In February 2020, it was announced that Spanish telecommunications company Euskaltel were to become the team's title sponsor for four years,[4] from that year's Tour of the Basque Country – later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain.[5] The company had sponsored the previous Euskaltel–Euskadi team between 1998 and 2013, before the team disbanded.[6][7]

Team roster[edit]

As of 7 June 2020.[8][9][10]
Rider Date of birth
 Mikel Alonso (ESP) (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 24)
 Antonio Angulo (ESP) (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 28)
 Jokin Aranburu (ESP) (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 23)
 Mikel Aristi (ESP) (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 27)
 Ibai Azurmendi (ESP) (1996-06-11) 11 June 1996 (age 24)
 Iker Ballarin (ESP) (1997-05-03) 3 May 1997 (age 23)
 Mikel Bizkarra (ESP) (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 31)
 Joan Bou (ESP) (1997-01-16) 16 January 1997 (age 23)
 Garikoitz Bravo (ESP) (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 31)
 Unai Cuadrado (ESP) (1997-09-26) 26 September 1997 (age 23)
Rider Date of birth
 Rubén Fernández (ESP) (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 (age 29)
 Peio Goikoetxea (ESP) (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 28)
 Julen Irizar (ESP) (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 25)
 Mikel Iturria (ESP) (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 28)
 Txomin Juaristi (ESP) (1995-07-20) 20 July 1995 (age 25)
 Juan José Lobato (ESP) (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 31)
 Diego López (ESP) (1997-12-09) 9 December 1997 (age 22)
 Gotzon Martín (ESP) (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 24)
 Antonio Jesús Soto (ESP) (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 25)
 Dzmitry Zhyhunou (BLR) (1996-07-10) 10 July 1996 (age 24)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fundación - Orbea". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 January 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Fundación Euskadi". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Granting of UCI Women's WorldTour licences and UCI WorldTour licences, and registration of UCI Women's WorldTeams, UCI WorldTeams and UCI ProTeams for the 2020 season". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  4. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (27 February 2020). "Euskaltel returns to cycling as lead sponsor of Fundación-Orbea". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Clásica San Sebastián, Tour of Basque Country cancelled for 2020". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Euskaltel-Euskadi confirms that it will disband at the end of the season". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Euskaltel returns as sponsor in Basque cycling revival". VeloNews. Pocket Outdoor Media Inc. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  8. ^ Almeida, Giampaolo (26 December 2019). "Fundación-Orbea, Rubén Fernández in cerca di nuove motivazioni: "Spero di essere all'altezza"" [Fundación-Orbea, Rubén Fernández looking for new motivations: "I hope to live up to it"]. Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). SpazioCiclismo. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Fundación Euskadi presenteert negen aanwinsten, selectie compleet" [Fundación Euskadi presents nine acquisitions, selection complete]. WielerFlits (in Dutch). WielerFlits BV. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Euskaltel - Euskadi". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.

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