2022 Edition

Stage won 0
General Ranking 14
Competitors in race 5
Sporting managers : OROZ UGALDE Juan josé / URTASUN PÉREZ Pablo

The history

Possibly the most anticipated debut in Spanish cycling is that of the Kern Pharma team in La Vuelta. The Galibier Cycling Association, founded in 1993, has produced some of the best Spanish cyclists over the years, including Joseba Beloki, Isidro Nozal, Andrey Amador, Marc Soler and Richard Carapaz, among others.   Sponsored by Lizarte in its amateur team for the past few decades, the association made the leap to professionalism with the creation of a Continental team in 2020. In just one year, it managed to obtain a ProTeam licence in 2021. Now, in 2022, it makes its debut in a Grand Tour with an invitation to participate in La Vuelta.   Without losing its training squad spirit, the Kern Pharma team has the youngest riders, on average, of any other team in cycling’s second category. This youth, however, does not prevent them from obtaining victories, besides their usual Most Combative Rider wins. A triumph in 2020, three in 2021 and one in 2022, when they won the Spanish National Time-Trial Championships and one stage of the Route d’Occitanie, are proof of the team’s consistently improving style.

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  • Stages victory0
  • Red jersey0
  • Other race Won0

Final victories: 0

Stage victories: 0

Leader jerseys: 0

Victories in other classifications: 0

IN FIGURES:

3: The age of Igor Arrieta, the team’s youngest rider (19 years old), when his father, José Luis Arrieta, obtained his one and only victory in La Vuelta in 2006.

KEY DATES:

6th of September 2020: Enrique Sanz obtained the team’s first ever victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Belgrade Banjaluka.
19th of August 2022: The day the Kern Pharma team debuted in La Vuelta will be forever marked in the history of the team from Navarre.

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