The Kometa Cycling Team U23, a permanent team in the 2019 Spanish Cup
The 2019 season begins slowly, first with the necessary work in the offices from which arise the plans, calendars and many logistical issues. With the riders starting little by little the physical preparation of the new course, the U23 team of the Fundación Alberto Contador already knows what will be its official name, Kometa Cycling Team, and that will have a new sponsor, the Gruppo Uvet. Also in these days, after the latest agreements of the Spanish Association of Organizers of Cycling Events Elite and Sub23 (AEOPCES), also the dates of the eight events that make up a Copa de España in which the Madrid based squad will fight again to be protagonist.
As has been happening since the creation of the structure, the Kometa Cycling Team will be one of the twenty fixed formations between the squads participating in all the races. An honour shared with Aluminios Cortizo, AMPO-Goierriko TB, Bicicletas Rodríguez-Extremadura, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Cartagena-Ciclos Sarabia, Compak, Eiser-Hirumet, Electro Hiper Europa, Escribano Sport Team, Gomur-Cantabria Infinita, GSSport-Wolfbike, Kuota-Construcciones Paulino, Lizarte, Mutua Levante-Alé, Rías Baixas, Supermercados Froiz, Telco’m , ULB-Natural Greatness and Valverde Team-Terra Fecundis.
The Spanish Cup elite and sub23, which in 2019 will reach the twenty-first edition of the tournament, will begin again in Extremadura with the Circuito del Guadiana de Don Benito, whose dispute is scheduled for February 24. On March 10 will be held the Trophy Guerrita, appointment where he won in 2018 the Sevillian Juan Pedro López, current rider of the Kometa Cycling Team of the continental category. The Aiztondo Klasika (17 March), the Memorial Momparler (24 March) and the Clásica de Torredonjimeno (31 March) will be the next races of an intense month.
The Memorial Valenciaga, suspended this year for safety reasons, will return to the roads on 7 April. For Wednesday 1 May, in its traditional date, is the Santikutz Klasika. In principle, if there is no change of dates, the 5th of May will conclude this edition of the Spanish Cup with the traditional Grand Prix Macario de Alcalá de Henares.
Juan Pedro López, who at the end of May made his jump to the continental structure of the Alberto Contador Foundation, finished fourth in an elite general final where José Antonio García, who comes to professionalism this coming season, finished sixth.
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