From escape to escape

Invitations to the Vuelta are in great demand. There are only two, and the number of candidates is much larger. Only among the Spanish teams there are already four candidates: the two present in this edition (Burgos BH and Caja Rural) in addition to Kern Pharma and Euskaltel Euskadi. For this reason and knowing that winning such a test is very complex (Caja Rural came second this year with Aular), his presence in the escapes is usual, as was the case yesterday on the way to Zaragoza with Jetse Bol on the part of the people of Burgos and Abel Barderstone on the part of the Navarrese. Showcase for the team, sponsors and the runners themselves. One of the most active in these escapades is the Uruguayan Eric Fagundez, Debutant of the event and from a country where cycling is a minority sport.

“One of my goals is to give the team (Burgos BH) a presence in the breakaway groups. The best possible role within our means”, the third Uruguayan to take part in the Spanish round in its entire history, tells AS. “Everything is very amateur there. My grandfather and father were cyclists. I tried football, but then I tried cycling and I realized it was in my blood. I’ve been through phases (he’s 25 years old) and here in Spain, Thanks to my work at Aluminios Cortizo, I was able to make the leap to Burgos,” adds Fagundez.

Eric Fagundez poses for AS during La Vuelta
Eric Fagundez poses for AS during La VueltaPEPE ANDRES

The team emphasizes that they are “doing quite well” and that they quickly “locked him in” for next season. “These months and this Vuelta in general will help me define myself as a cyclist, because now it is an uncertainty as to how I could characterize myself as a runner,” The Uruguayan, who had Alberto Contador as an idol in his youth, is outstanding. Two teams, Burgos BH and Caja Rural, They try to make the most of their invitations… and try to come back next year. For them it is the event of the year and that is why they are so combative.

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