Van Vleuten, to the Movistar

As AS announced on August 10, the best runner in the world signs a two-season contract with the telephone team.

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As AS announced on August 10, Annemiek van Vleuten, rainbow jersey and dominator of current women's cycling, becomes Movistar's star signing for the 2021 season. As this newspaper and the WielerFlits website could assure with a joint effort, the The agreement for two seasons was sealed and in the absence of official confirmation, which came in a note from the telephone team: “With Van Vleuten, the telephone squad takes a definitive leap in their aspirations to become a benchmark team in the UCI Women's peloton. WorldTour, a condition that has been seen for decades on the male scene. ”

The Dutchman ended his relationship with Mitchelton in December 2020, so he had the freedom to negotiate his future for the next course. At 37 years old (he will turn 38 on October 8), Van Vleuten has six victories out of nine possible in 2020, before and after the hiatus due to the pandemic. He prevailed in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and, with the return of the competition, in the two Clásicas de Navarra, in the Durango-Durango, in the Strade Bianche and in the European. Winner of the long-distance World Cup in 2019 and of the chrono in 2017 and 2018, in 2018 she also achieved the first of her two Spins.



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