Luis León signs with Bahrain and Movistar announces another signing

The cycling market is in full swing. After the arrival of Jakob Fuglsang to the ranks of Israel, this Thursday the signing of Luis León Sánchez by Bahrain-Victorious was made official. The Murcian, who will turn 38 in November, leaves Astana PremierTech to start his 19th professional season as a partner of Mikel Landa.

“I am very happy to be racing for the Bahrain team for the next few seasons. It is exciting to join this group of great riders and the vision to become one of the best teams in the world. I am sure that with a lot of work we will maintain a level that has brought so much joy to the team this season “, Luisle stated in statements provided by his new team. And there is not the thing, since Bahrain jointly announced the arrival of the promising Johan Price-Pejtersen, Reigning U23 World Champion in Time Trial.

Movistar’s seventh signing

The Movistar Team announced this Thursday that Vinicius Rangel (Cabo Frio, RJ, BRA; 2001), a runner currently in the ranks of the Navarrese amateur team Telcom – OnClima – Osés, has signed a contract for the next three seasons (2022-24) with the structure led by Eusebio Unzué. Is he seventh signing confirmed by the Blues for the next campaign. “I am very happy and motivated to be able to join the Movistar Team these next three years. I want to thank all the people who have supported me until today and those who have believed in my potential. Now, as always, I will continue fighting to improve, every day more, “says Vinícius at the time of announcing his incorporation.

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Several times national time trial champion in lower categories, as well as a double medalist in the Pan American Championships, Rangel is already a regular in the Spanish peloton, having covered his last youth year and first sub23 (2019-20) with Valverde Team-Terra Fecundis. ‘Debutante’ in professionals with his selection in the Vuelta a San Juan and the Tour Colombia 2020, The pandemic and a fissure in his arm in September of that year conditioned the amateur career of Vinícius, who, after a few months back in his country in the ERT team, returned to Spain with Telco, m this summer. There he began a fantastic run of results: winner of the Vuelta a Cantabria, winner -with exhibition included- in the Vuelta a Salamanca and 9th in the Flanders World Championship, contesting the demanding sprint for the silver medal.

Rangel will be the Brazilian fourth to pass through the ranks of the Abarca structure, after Gabriel Sabbiao -with professional Reynolds-, Mauro Ribeiro and Antonio Silvestre -Reynolds amateur-.

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