José Luis Medina: “I’ve really enjoyed this great year, which will be difficult to match”
The mountains of Cádiz have created a small connection with the Alberto Contador Foundation given the presence of two of its neighbors in their sports structures. Sergio García, born in Ronda due to hospital issues but resident in Alcalá del Valle, has made the leap to the continental team after having passed through the Selection Campus, the junior team and the U23. José Luis Medina, from the neighbouring Setenil de las Bodegas, will face his second campaign in the youth structure in 2020. Both have come to the cycling from the mountain bike, very active slope for an area of great orographic charms. Both have been tanned climbing Las Palomas, beautiful, demanding, the same in which the cyclists striked a whole Tour of Spain, the 1986.
Medina is one of the five cyclists who continue in the squad after a very outstanding year 2019 both in terms of work and results. In his first year in the category has been able to set good performances throughout the season. In the Vuelta al Besaya he left samples of his delivery. Falls, cuts without assistance, combativity, a great time trial Bostronizo. In the Clasica Premundial guipuzcoana, a commendable work. And also commendable in Copa de España. And in the bag a first experience in the Valromey Tour de l’Ain to meet other realities cyclists and broaden horizons. In the Andalusian Time Trial Championship, a silver medal.
“My 2019 season has been incredible, I have worked for my teammates and thanks to this I have learned to work for a team. We have obtained many victories and I have enjoyed very much this great year that will be difficult to match. The team has achieved many successes and I feel part of all of them. We are first and foremost a very united group,” said the Andalusian. Of all the moments experienced this first year under the orders of Guillermo Gutiérrez is precisely the Cantabrian race: “I would highlight the Vuelta al Besaya for the good feelings I had in that race and everything I could help the team, although in the last stage I fell, I did not care because the work for Carlos was already done.
“I’m going to take the new 2020 season with a lot of enthusiasm and enthusiasm, it’s time to work very hard to achieve the dreams and objectives set for this year, there’s no secret only to work and trust to be able to fight for the opportunities that the team gives me this year” concludes the Cadiz cyclist. And Sergio? Sergio is a friend, I’m very happy for him and for me he’s a master”.
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