This season marks the fifth year of the founding of the Junior Team and the fourth of the Under-23 Team and the Pinto Cycling School. The Alberto Contador Foundation has already reached a point of maturity that will allow us to take on new challenges in the next future, thanks also to the commitment of our sponsors, especially Polartec, who has assumed the responsibility of being the main sponsor of the teams for the two next seasons. Together with Polartec this year have joined our project Skoda and Kometa as main suppliers, while continue Rotor and Etixx one more season, completing the first line of suppliers. It is also worth mentioning the arrival of partners such as TM Real Estate Group, KASK, KOO, HP Sports Science and Gaerne.
The Polartec teams of the Alberto Contador Foundation face a season in which they intend to go even deeper into the internationalization of the project, both with new incorporations of different nationalities and with a calendar that aims to lead our cyclists to compete for a growing number of races of the European calendar with the aim of facilitating to the maximum its ascent to the maximum category. The Polartec Junior team has thirteen riders this year and for the first time two of them are not Spanish. Belgian Axel Clausse and Czech Jakub Pilecek are the first sign of the internationalization of the team directed by Félix García Casas and Guillermo Gutiérrez.
The arrival of RH+ and Polartec as title sponsors of the Alberto Contador Foundation has marked a milestone in the evolution of this project, also guaranteeing its continuity in the medium term. In the same way, the arrival of a new bicycle brand, Look, has been a great contribution for next seasons, guaranteeing a first quality material to all riders.
In its fourth season, the performance of the RH+/Polartec Junior team has been excellent and it has continued as one of the referents of the Spanish and European peloton, where significant victories have been achieved, such as the team time trial of the Tour des Portes du Pays D'Othe in France, and the Spanish Cup by teams.
The team has continued its training by going to both the best events on the Spanish and European calendar, with the aim of reaching the highest possible level of sport. The Campus of Selection of new riders, in which each year the new members of the team are chosen, has made Zaragoza a place of appointment for the best cadets of the country.
CRE TOUR DE LES PORTES DU PAYS D’OTHE
COPA DE ESPAÑA VILLAREAL
COPA DE ESPAÑA LA CANONJA
COPA DE ESPAÑA SANT BOI
By 2015 the team has become one of the references in Spain and continues with the same line of work, highlighting the importance of the group and competing for victory in each race. The team continues to show as one of the calendar's dominators.
It revalidates the triumph in the Vuelta al Besaya, where Juan Pedro Lopez takes 2nd place; at Itzulia came the team's and individual victories with Tomeu Gelabert. The same result is achieved in the Cabedo Trophy, with the team's and individual victories thanks to Guillem Cassú. Other milestones are the victories of Guillem Cassú in Torhout (Belgium) and the Spanish Cup by Teams.
VUELTA AL BESAYA, BIZKAIKO ITZULIA, TROFEO CABEDO, VUELTA A LA COSTA CÁLIDA Y COPA DE ESPAÑA
The year 2014 is crucial in the history of Alberto Contador Foundation since the U23 team is launched for giving continuity to Junior's riders, which in turn are secured as one of the references teams in Spain.
Victories by teams are achieved in almost all of the tours where the junior team participates. The team revalidates the triumph in the Vuelta al Besaya, where Miguel Angel Ballesteros and Diego Pablo Sevilla also reach the podium, completing a remarkable performance of the whole team. Fernando Barceló take victories in Trofeo Cabedo and Cantabrian Circuit, and the team acts as one the great ruler in stage races.
Another victory in Belgium was achieved by Angel Fuentes, where the team debuted in the Tour of Flanders of this category. The team wins the Cup of Spain and Miguel Angel Ballesteros finishes second.
VUELTA AL BESAYA, CIRCUITO CANTABRO, VUELTA RIO MULA, VUELTA A VALLADOLID, TROFEO CABEDO Y COPA DE ESPAÑA.
It is the year of birth of the cycling club, which begins in the Junior category with great enthusiasm and eager to be able to quickly know the category and achieve a good level in the Spanish squad.
In this year team's victories very importants are already achieved, such as the Tour of Besaya, where Alvaro Cuadros also managed a single victory on the summit of Peña Cabarga; or Bizkaiko Itzlulia where the team struggled for overall victory all the way with Enric Mas.
Iosu Angoitia achieved the first victory of the team out of Spain by winning Izegem (Belgium), confirming riders' high quality. But undoubtedly the best result came by the hands of Fernando Barceló, to claim victory in the Cup of Spain, acompanied on the final podium by Diego Pablo Sevilla.
VUELTA AL BESAYA, BIZKAIKO ITZULIA Y VUELTA A RIOJA