uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"Sky is a reference and it was an opportunity I could not miss. This is a new adventure and I join a team that I have as always liked for how it works. It is  perfect."







19.10.2015 @ 06:00 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Beñat intxausti (1986) is "excited" about his new career at Team Sky after five seasons at the Movistar Team.The Basque climber believes that it was time to wear new colors and now joins Chris Froome’s alongside Mikel Landa and Michal Kwiatkowski.


Intxausti is "very happy and excited" by his new team. "Sky is a reference and it was an opportunity I could not miss. This is a new adventure and I join a team that I have as always liked for how it works. It is  perfect,” he tells BiciCiclismo .


It also has "other reasons" to make the move as he get the chance "to work with Xavi (Xabier Artetxe, trainer at  the British team, ed.). I know him from my time as amateur."


The change puts an end to five years at the Movistar Team in which it has left its mark withtwo stage victories in the Giro d'Italia in 2013 and 2015 and the overall win at the Tour of Beijing in 2013. He shone in the grand tours, was eighth and wore the pink jersey in the 2013 Giro and was tenth in the 2012 Vuelta. "Apart from individual results, I have contributed and have helped leaders in important races. I am satisfied because I have also shined when I had the opportunity," he says.


A new challenge will be to riding against his future teammates. "Anton, Castroviejo, the Izaguirre brothers ... I will still have the same friends which is important, because that is something that will last forever, but now we will be rivals in the races," he says.


In 2015, he raised his arms in Campitello Matese at the Giro d'Italia where he fought for the mountains classification. He was also second in the Vuelta a Castilla y León, third in the Vuelta a Andalusia, only surpassed by Froome and Contador, and the GP Miguel Indurain. He rode strongly in the Dauphiné where he was fourth, just five seconds off the podium behind Froome, Van Garderen and Rui Costa.


Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step), Mikel Landa (Astana), Danny van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing), Michal Golas (Etixx-Quick Step), Alex Peters and Gianni Moscon are the other Team Sky signings for next season.



Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Christian KNEES
43 years | today
Alexandr BRAICO
36 years | today
53 years | today
21 years | today
26 years | today