Pello Bilbao, "typical product of the quarry of the Basque Country"

The 29-year-old Astana rider formed at the Guernica club, debuted with Euskaltel in 2011 and moved to Caja Rural after his disappearance.


Formed in the Guernica Cycling Society of his hometown, Pello Bilbao, 29, is considered "a traditional product of the Basque quarry" . Scholarship by the Euskadi Foundation, he went through the branch structures of the Naturgas and the Orbea before becoming professional with the Euskaltel, in 2011. "When you start from below you know what it costs to reach the top". After the disappearance of the team in 2013, "a hard reverse", he signed for Caja Rural. In that 2014 premiered his record in Amorebieta. Two other successful seasons (with four wins) led him to sign for 2017 a contract with Astana, renewed later until the end of 2019.

For 2020 is rumored about his move to the Bahrain, although in his third season with the Kazakhs is noted "very to taste and much more loose ":" I no longer look like the new, I enjoy more confidence and I handle myself in different languages, like Italian and English. It is always nice to leave your house and your comfort zone to learn from other cultures. And the successes accompany us, which makes the experience much more satisfying ".



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