A new value from the development team will be part of the professional staff of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA next season. After four years in the elite/U23 category, Sergio Martín (Galapagar, 1996) joins Oier Lazkano and Juan Fernando Calle in their promotion, becoming the sixth signing for 2020.
This season has been the confirmation of Sergio Martín as one of the referents of the Spanish amateur squad, reaching important victories such as the Clásica de Torredonjimeno or the GC and one stage in the Vuelta a Segovia. He has also achieved more than twenty results in the top ten, demonstrating a strength and regularity that placed him as the leader of the RFEC ranking.
His good work has not gone unnoticed by the staff of the professional team. Before the signing of his new contract, he had the opportunity to get together with the elders as a stagiaire in the Tour de Limousin in France. Martín becomes the 105th cyclist who become professional from the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA development team.
Sergio Martín: It’s a dream come true. Since I have memories of training at the velodrome of my town and going to the races with the club, this was my goal and finally it has been fulfilled. In my third year amateur I had chutes and I lost the dream of being a professional. There were a few difficult months, but later I went back to enjoy the bicycle, recovering my level, remembering what I really wanted and believing that it was still possible. Now I can’t be happier.
Regularity has been my strong point this year. Without having won many races I have been able to be ahead from the first to the last. I am very happy for the season that I have done both personally and with the team. Now the first thing is to adapt to the category, find my place and know how far I can go. From there, I want to return the confidence that the team has placed in me giving the one hundred percent for my teammates.