|Sebastián Unzué: “For us, these are four crucial riders to have on board, people who help us consolidate and reinforce what we consider the core of this project. Alicia and Lourdes have been here since this team was created, and they are becoming more important every single year. Their racecraft has evolved, their physical performance has increased and they’re extremely reliable. Wherever they go, they’re always ready to help our leaders, and having committed riders like them with us is a huge advantage.
“Barbara is one of the most experienced riders in the team, whose importance is also growing every season with her great support to the team leaders and her ability to contest races. Her top speed helps us support Emma better at sprints, and her talent for cobbled classics, flat roads, approaches to race finishes, keeping the position, stageraces – she’s got that natural talent that makes her fundamental to our success. It was a priority for us to retain her for the foreseeable future.
“On the other hand, Sheyla is a really important piece of this team, right now and for the future. The last two years don’t make justice to her quality and performance. As soon as she leaves her recent injuries and health issues behind, we’ll see her reaching her maximum potential. She’s got speed, winning instinct, is a huge asset in one-day races -supporting the team and hopefully contesting them in the future-. We’ve got confidence she’ll reach big heights really soon.
“I want to thank all four of them for the confidence and enthusiasm they’ve always shown towards this project. Working with such committed people is one of the reasons for any success we obtain here.”