Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bravo and Aberasturi join Euskaltel

Euskaltel have signed young Basque duo Jon Aberasturi and Garikoitz Bravo for next year, a team press release reveals.

The duo, both born in 1989, will, as expected some would say, team up with the orange outfit from 2013 and onwards. They will be team-mates with, among others, Gorka Verdugo, Miguel Minguez, Rubén Pérez and Juan José Oroz - the quartet today agreeing to prolong their stays with Euskaltel.

The fast-finishing Aberasturi will join from feeder team Orbea, having ridden with the Continental team since 2010. The 23-year-old has proved his worth in mass finishes in the last couple of years, and will be looking to add to his one professional victory (at the Gran Premio Crédito Agrícola de la Costa Azul) as Euskaltel's main sprinter next year.

See how Aberasturi has fared this year here.

The much-sought after Bravo will leave Caja Rural in favour of a move to Euskaltel. The native of Lazcao, Gipuzkoa, currently nursing an injury sustained in the Volta a Portugal, has a number of top 20 places on general classifications to his name this year, and placed 15th in national champs road race earlier this summer. Among his strongest results, though, is his climber's jersey from the 2010 edition of the Tour de l'Avenir and last year's 15th overall in Portugal.

Check out a profile of him here.

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