Floortje Mackaij and Olivia Baril secures extended contracts with Movistar until 2026

Mackaij Baril 2024 Contract Extension Movistar

Movistar Team has announced that Dutch cyclist Floortje Mackaij has extended her contract with the team until the end of 2026. Mackaij, whose current contract was due to expire at the end of this season, has successfully renegotiated a two-year extension. The team shared this news on social media, highlighting Mackaij’s commitment to Movistar.

Mackaij expressed her contentment with the extension, stating, “I’m very happy to re-sign until the end of 2026. My goal is to continue developing. It’s been ten years since I started my WorldTour career, and I aim to excel in spring classics, and engage in race finales, especially in adverse weather conditions where my journey began a decade ago. Beyond that, I have significant ambitions in stage races. I feel that Movistar provides the right environment for my growth.”

The 2023 season marked Mackaij’s first year with Movistar, following her long-term association with Iwan Spekenbrink’s team, where she began her career in 2013 as a trainee. Her career highlight remains her victory in Gent-Wevelgem in 2015, and she also secured a second-place finish in Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2019.

In her debut season with Movistar in February 2023, Mackaij triumphed in the Vuelta CV Feminas, her sole win of the season. She achieved notable placements in races like the Strade Bianche Donne and Dwars door Vlaanderen in the spring. However, she did not secure prominent results in the autumn races.

Additionally, Movistar announced the signing of Olivia Baril, a 26-year-old Canadian cyclist coming from UAE Team ADQ, on a contract also extending until the end of 2026. Baril had a successful previous year, winning the Gran Premio Ciudad de Eibar and the final stage of the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche, and securing fourth place in the women’s Tour of the Basque Country.

Mackaij reflected on her experience with Movistar, saying, “Last year, I felt right at home here – everyone feels like family: the girls, the staff, and working with Sebas, Jorge, and my coach Víctor (Rielves), both on and off the racecourse. Signing for three more years is truly exciting. I’m focused on further developing myself in this supportive environment.”

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