Juan Carlos López was made official as a new reinforcement for the Astana team of Miguel Ángel López

The cyclist, Miguel Angel Lopez He received good news in his Astana-Premier Tech squad, where he will be part of the following season.

The Colombian rider will have his younger brother as a partner in the Kazakh team, who is in the task of selecting his cards with a view to the competitions that come next year.

Is about Juan Carlos Lopez, brother of the great Superman López, who was a member of the Colombia Tierra de Atletas GW Shimano team.

Photo: Instagram Juan Carlos López

“I think we have managed to put together an optimal and well-balanced roster of young riders, most of whom already have significant experience in junior and U-23 racing at the highest level,” said sports manager Vinokurov, in a statement released by Astana. Qazaqstan.

Quick Step, Ineos, Jumbo Visma and UAE Emirates confirmed for the Algarve

The Deceuninck Quick Step, UAE Emirates, Ineos Grenadiers, y Jumbo Visma, the first four teams in the UCI world classification, have been confirmed for the 48th edition of the Tour of the Algarve that will take place from February 16 to 20, 2022, as confirmed by the organization of the test.

Good news for the Portuguese race, since the potential of the announced teams guarantee the quality of the competition, in which the great stars of the 4 formations have pointed their names, Evenepoel (2020), Pogacar (2019), Roglic (2017) y Geraint Thomas (2015 y 2016).

The Quick Step Alpha Vinyl team, new name of the Belgian formation number one in the world. of the 2021 world rankings, he will attend the Algarve for the sixteenth consecutive time.

Lefevere’s team has already won the Portuguese race through Stijn Devolder (2008), Tony Martin (2013), Michal Kwiatkowski (2014) and Remco Evenepoel (2020).

Photo: Instagram Ineos

Photo: Instagram Ineos

Ineos, second in the 2021 classification, will have the eighth participation in an appointment that has made them shine with Richie Porte (2012), Geraint Thomas (2015 and 2016) and Michal Kwiatkowski. (2018).

The Jumbo-Visma formation, third in the world ranking, returns to the Algarve, having been present for the last time in 2019. It is a team with stripes in the southern Portuguese race, which still remembers the triumph of Primož Roglic in 2017.

UAE Team Emirates, fourth in the world hierarchy in 2021, closes the batch of the first confirmed teams for the next Tour to the Algarve. It is also a formation with history in this race, which it won, in 2019, in the first moment of affirmation of Tadej Pogacar among the elite.

The 48th Volta ao Algarve will have five stages, maintaining the usual profile: two stages for sprinters, two stages with a mountain finish and an individual time trial. The route, which will feature new features compared to previous editions, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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