After the announcement of the arrival of three young under-23s riders from the amateur field (Josu Etxeberria, Jokin Murguialday and Jon Barrenetxea), Caja Rural-Seguros RGA continues to build its roster for the new season with the renewal of four important cyclists, good at sprints and flat terrains.
Jon Aberasturi, Aritz Bagües, David González and Héctor Sáez will continue defending the jersey of the ProTeam also in 2021, after three of them closed their season in the recent Vuelta a España (Sáez prematurely due to a fall) and González in Paris-Tours after completing the Volta a Portugal.
Aberasturi will start his third season at Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, where he has been able to win a stage of the Tour of Hungary this year, adding up to nineteen places among the top ten. Xabier Muriel, the team’s sporting director, values his contribution positively: “Jon is a guarantee. He always appears in the sprints, even if there is a lot of quality, so he is one of the team’s benchmarks.” Héctor Sáez will begin his fifth year with us, divided into two different phases. He has been the rider with the most number of days of competition in 2020 (54), despite of retiring from the Spanish round early. “He has an engine still to be exploited. We hope that 2021 will be his year and that he will be able to bring out all the quality that we all know he has inside”, points out the Basque coach.
Second season for Aritz Bagües, who in a short time has become a valuable support for the team. “He is a sure value. He never fails and is always ready to serve his partners. People like him make it possible for others to have their moments thanks to their work in the dark”. Finally, David González will also wear the green jersey again. As Héctor, he grew up in the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA development team. David has already shown signs of his worth in his first two years as a professional. “He is a rider who promises to appear in the dispute of the triumphs. He defends himself well in all the terrains, but above all he has a good speed in the final meters”, concludes Muriel.