The most anticipated debut of Spanish cycling

Juan Ayuso, a 19-year-old cyclist who has signed with UAE Emirates until 2025, played his first professional test at the Valencia GP.


"It has been a very nice experience to race for the first time in professionals", said Juan Ayuso this Sunday after the Valencia GP dispute. This young rider, barely 18 years old, finished in 23rd place after giving his first rides in the 'seniors' peloton. A highly anticipated debut in Spanish cycling due to the expectations created by this young man, dominator of the cadet and junior category (he is Spanish road and chrono champion), who has jumped directly to the World Tour without going through Sub-23, a path identical to Evenepoel or his contemporary Carlos Rodríguez (Ineos) .

Because, although Ayuso raced this Sunday in the colors of the National Team, he belongs to the UAE Emirates, a team with which the young talent has signed until 2025. On the roadmap set by his main supporter, Joxean Fernández Matxin, manager of the UAE is taking advantage of opportunities with the national block and with Team Colnago, a team in which he will be on loan until the middle of the year. A time in which the cyclist will have to make this "pure talent" to the category, as the Spanish coach, Pascual Momparler, catalogs him, another who does not take his eyes off his progression.

None wants to rush the kid, who has yet to catch up with professional cycling. In fact, this beginning of the year has started with some setback. "I had a gastroenteritis and last Thursday I fell, but it has been a pride to be able to make my debut in my country and on the roads where I train," explained the young man raised in Jávea, although he was born in Barcelona. In the race he also had some problems, such as being cut off on the fans or arriving at the moment of the sprint without a brake in front, which made it "very difficult to file at the finish". All tan.

At the moment, he has already participated in several concentrations with the UAE, in which his talent has attracted attention, but also his maturity despite his young age. Because, despite the high expectations he supports, he is clear about the way forward, as he has already stated on occasion: "I know that the fans are more and more aware of me. It does not scare me, it means that I am on the road That's right. That said, I have to stay focused so they don't distract me. There's only one secret here: work hard and train more. "

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