Edition 2018

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CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RGA

This team is a permanent fixture in the Vuelta since 2012 due to its combative nature and its attitude during the race. One of this edition’s four invited teams will head to Málaga with the same objective as in previous seasons: to repeat the unforgettable triumph of Sevillian rider Antonio Piedra at Lagos de Covadonga during their debut campaign in the Spanish Tour. Although they have been close to achieving this on many occasions, their second stage victory continues to elude them. However, the team from Navarra has not lost its identity in the most important race of its season. In 2018, La Vuelta returns to Lagos, a high-altitude finale that no doubt evokes fond memories for this Spanish team.

In fact, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has taken home the King of the Mountain triumph in the past two editions, with Luis León Sánchez in 2014 and a year later with Omar Fraile. Both signed contracts with World Tour teams at the end of those seasons, thus highlighting one of the team’s main characteristics: helping to launch its best riders towards the first division worldwide, as well as renewing its training and development of young promises. Notwithstanding, its best Vuelta classification came last year with David Arroyo finishing in 12th place in 2015. Another experienced rider, Sergio Padilla, did not finish too far behind in 2017. He managed to place in the Top 15 in the general classification.

  • Final victory 0
  • Stages victory 1
  • Red jersey 0
  • Other races Won 2

Overall victories : 0 

 

Stage victories : 1

2012: Antonio Piedra, in Lagos de Covadonga.

 

Leader jerseys : 0

 

Victories in secondary classifications : 2

2014 : Luis León Sánchez (mountain).

2015 : Omar Fraile (mountain).

IN FIGURES 

: Años de participaciones consecutivas del equipo en La Vuelta.

 

KEY DATES

August 18th, 2012 : First participation of the team in La Vuelta.

September 2nd, 2012 : Antonio Piedra wins a stage in Lagos de Covadonga and celebrates the first year of the team in a Grand Tour.

September 13th, 2015 : Omar Fraile wins the polka dot jersey classification, the second one for the team after Luis León Sánchez’s victory in 2014.

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