Today a strong rumour made the rounds that Burgos BH is set to join forces with Eneicat. The women’s team is set to try and stay at the Continental level in 2024 and a merger with the men’s Burgos BH will help them achieve that. If the plans prove to be successful, then the team will take the Burgos BH name.
The Spanish national federation has stipulated a number of requirements, including paying all riders the national minimum wage. That has left Spanish Continental teams with an effort to increase their budgets for 2024. Some teams, like Massi Tactic, appear to be struggling to meet that. For now, the Eneicat team is engaging in discussions with various stakeholders, including directors and politicians, and is eager to reach a decision soon.
Eneicat currently has 14 riders on its Continental roster. Two of its riders, sisters Lucía and Laura Ruiz, recently announced their move to Movistar and so will join the World Tour. Eneicat has hinted at significant news for the future of the team in a Facebook post, stating that the team would “take another step in its growth” in 2024.
The Burgos BH cycling team is a professional men’s cycling team based in Spain, particularly known for its strong presence in the national and regional cycling scene. As a UCI ProTeam, Burgos BH has participated in numerous UCI Europe Tour and UCI World Tour races. Its roster features both experienced cyclists and promising young talent, which has enabled the team to consistently deliver competitive performances. With the prospective acquisition of a women’s team license, Burgos BH looks set to further expand its influence and promote the growth of cycling for both genders. Burgos BH is presently participating in their home race, the highly competitive Vuelta a Burgos, and will soon take part in La Vuelta, starting on August 26 in Barcelona.
The Eneicat team has taken 3 Continental-level victories in 2023, all at the Vuelta a Guatemala via Andrea Alzate and Serika Mitchell Guluma Ortiz. The Chilean Aranza Villalón has been the team’s highest UCI point scorer this season.