Euskaltel Euskadi has made a decisive move towards improving their squad for the upcoming season. According to information obtained by Marca, the Basque team is on the verge of announcing the acquisition of Iker Bonillo, a promising young cyclist from Valencia, who has spent the last season with Green Project-Bardiani.
Bonillo, whose signing is expected to become official imminently, has agreed to a one-year contract. However, the Valencian rider’s aspirations extend beyond a mere annual commitment; he is seeking to develop further within a team that is aiming to return to La Vuelta in 2024. The addition of a swift cyclist like Bonillo, a transfer previously hinted at in publications such as ‘El Correo’, should assist the orange-clad team in reclaiming their place in Spain’s most prestigious race.
The Euskaltel Euskadi team is also set to include Luis Ángel Maté, a seasoned pro who recently confided to Marca that he is 99.9% certain to retire after the next season. Alongside him will be Víctor de la Parte, who has expressed satisfaction and motivation at the prospect of riding for a team that he considers home. The aspirations of Euskaltel Euskadi are lofty, and with these latest additions, they are sending a clear signal that they are gearing up for combat in the peloton.
Maté’s experience, coupled with De la Parte’s enthusiasm, should create a dynamic within the team that can only be conducive to success. With a squad eager to make its mark, Euskaltel Euskadi appears ready to challenge the established hierarchy and to leave an indelible impression on the races to come.
This recent development is particularly noteworthy as the team is working assiduously to re-establish itself on the cycling map. Signing a rider of Bonillo’s calibre reflects a commitment to nurturing up-and-coming talent and suggests that Euskaltel Euskadi is building not just for immediate success, but for sustainable progress and prominence in the sport.