Trek-Segafredo has signed promising Colombian climber Iván Ramiro Sosa on a two-year contract, the team announced today.
The 20 year-old has built up an impressive palmarès this year. Sosa just completed the Tour de l’Avenir where he won stage seven, but it has been his previous results that has him being billed as the latest revelation to come out of Colombia – the most significant was his victory in the Vuelta a Burgos (Spain) after he bested some proven WorldTour climbers while also securing the mountain and youth classifications.
Earlier in the year, he won the Sibiu Cycling Tour and the Tour of Bihor (Romanian stage races) and again topped WorldTour teams in the Adriatica-Ionica Race, taking the overall victory after he impressed by winning the summit finish of the iconic Passo Giau.
He is currently racing for the Italian Pro Continental team Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec and is very excited about his transfer.
“I am a man of few words, but I am really, very happy to join Trek-Segafredo as of next year,” confirmed Sosa. “I have always wanted to race on the highest level, in the WorldTour. I believe that’s a goal for every young professional cyclist. So, I am very motivated to race in the WorldTour in 2019!
“I believe Trek-Segafredo is the perfect team for me, to keep growing and learning. I hope to get some really good results for this team in the years to come.”
General Manager Luca Guercilena: “Without a doubt, Iván will bring a lot to the team. He’s an exceptional climber, who has made a big progression since he turned pro in 2017. We’ve had him on our radar for a while now, and I am excited we could sign him for 2019 right away.
“Despite his young age, he has proved already to be competitive at a high level. I believe that a part of his racing attitude has been shaped by his current team, that is well known for their aggressive racing. I am happy that we could find a mutual agreement to give Iván a new opportunity to take the next step in his career, and to develop his talent further at Trek-Segafredo.”