Raúl García and Carlos Rodríguez, with Spain at the Trophée Centre Morbihan
The UCI Nation’s Cup junior celebrates this coming weekend the fourth round of its calendar: the French Trophée Centre Morbihan. The Spanish cycling team of the category will be one of the formations participating and, as in previous lists, the coach Paco Cerezo has again looked at the riders of the Kometa Cycling Team of Guillermo Gutiérrez.
For this test the technician from La Mancha has summoned Raúl García from Madrid and Carlos Rodríguez from Andalusia. Both will join Juan Ayuso, Igor Arrieta, Ibai Ruiz de Arkaute and Jorge González. The route has the same characteristics of previous editions, with a first stage in line for Saturday and a double Sunday sector that starts with a time trial of 7 kilometres and continues with a stage in line.
Rodríguez arrives to the Breton race a few days after having conquered an important international success in the category such as the Tour de Gironde.
García, on the other hand, comes after having faced in the last weeks a concentration with the Spanish selection of track in the velodrome Luis Puig of Valencia and a double participation with the Madrid selection in the Trophy Federation; in the race celebrated last Sunday on 119 kilometers, the Memorial Angel Lozano of Valladolid, finished third. A week before, in the Trophy Joaquín Barceló de Sax (Alicante), finished eighth, one place ahead of the also Kometa Javier Serrano.
Carlos Rodríguez was already called for this same race last year, when he was still a first year junior. The Spaniard, who went with his then colleague Álex Martín in what meant a new double representation of the structure of the Alberto Contador Foundation, left with a victory in the last stage and a fifth place in the final overall.
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