Carapaz, Nairo and Landa finish contract and have suitors

The three cyclists that the Spanish team has for the big laps must face renovations or leave the structure. Three very appetizing riders.


El Movistar, facing the next season, should consider the renovation or the march of its main stars. Your three riders for the big laps end the contract: Richard Carapaz, recent winner of the Giro, Mikel Landa, fourth, and Nairo Quintana. Also Valverde, although in his case, at 39, it seems clear that he will retire in the Unzué team. For the next season they must plan which runners they will stay with and which ones they can leave.

The Arkea-Samsic, a second-tier French team that aspires to the World Tour, wants Nairo Quintana to make the leap to the elite. According to Ouest-France during the Giro dispute, the negotiations are very advanced. His salary, more than two million euros, is high and the French team, which already has important corridors such as Barguil or Greipel, and that this season will play the Tour invited, could respect it. Nairo has been at Movistar since 2012 and has won a Giro (2014), a Vuelta (2016) and has climbed three times to the podium of the Tour.

.Other than he has been speculating with his start is Mikel Landa. The Basque, to whom fortune has not accompanied him during his time in Movistar (a victory in Tirreno and another in Coppi-Bartali) and has had problems with falls and injuries, must also decide his future. Of a possible interest of Astana, team where he achieved important victories and a podium in the Giro, has happened to a Bahrain that could think of him as a substitute for Vincenzo Nibali.

In the case of Carapaz, his triumph in the Giro to the 26 years have made him an attractive runner almost for any training. The Ineos, very attentive to young Latin American values, could prepare a juicy offer to get their services while the Movistar, should assess whether to renew, more when you also have to undertake hiring. The one of Enric Mas, the young Spanish value of the future, and Benoot, Belgian of 25 years that won the Strade in 2018 and specialist in classics, have sounded in recent times.



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