This post has been translated from the original Spanish. Read the original article here.
This past weekend the Eiser-Hirumet team has descended on the Urkiola natural park, an idyllic mountain area with a great meaning to cyclists, to start its 4th season in the elite and under-23 category.
This is a project that serves to introduce the newly-signed riders to the team, make the first groups and individual meetings in order to specify team objectives, and make mountain outings where the riders are able to enjoy the wonderful places that this area of Euskadi offers.
The final team will be composed of 20 cyclists. Reknown elites Jon Munitxa, Gabriel Irisarri, Ashley Dennis, and Hugo Rouland. In addition, the under-23s include Arkaitz Agirre, George Jary, Max Williamson, Erlantz Calvo, Patxi Juaristi, Adrián Fernández, and Juan Diego Cárdenas.
In addition, the team has included signings from Vicente Hernaiz (Escribano), Gontzal García and Jon Polledo (Baqué-Ideus-BH), Josu Urrutia (Iza Maestre), Daniel Avellaneda (Colombia), Mikel Hernández (Loiumat), Aketza Arana (Vicinay/Enkarterri), Ibon Alday (El Proex) and the British Lewis Hartley (Zappi).
To help direct the team, staying another year is Pablo Mas (also the team’s physical trainer), Unai Uribarri, Alain Ramirez, Kimetz Lapazaran, Roberto Arteaga and Mikel Guinea, with the addition of former team cyclist Adrián Sainz, who has joined the project to contribute his recent experience as a cyclist.
The cycling team runs with the support of its sponsors: Eiser Eco-Efficiency Home, Hirumet Scrap, Lasuen Constructions, Ekidom Renewable Energies, Mugarra Supplies, Ortasa Motor, Getxo City Council, and Durango Tourism. As for the equipment, the team will continue another year with Ridley bikes, Bioracer clothes and Catlike helmets.