The Caja Rural – Seguros RGA team have today announced the signing of Uruguayan Mauricio Moreira. The twenty-two year old will complete the team roster for 2018 as he makes the step-up from the development team where he has raced for the previous two seasons.
Since coming to Europe in 2016 he has enjoyed success in the under-23 ranks claiming four victories in his maiden season. This year he claimed the overall victory at the Vuelta Zamora as well as a stage in the Vuelta Sevilla, two of the most prestigious events on the Spanish amateur racing calendar.
Later in the year he went on to represent Uruguay at the u-23 World Championships in Bergen, animating the race with several attacking moves in the closing stages.
This move means that for the forthcoming season he will link-up with his compatriot Fabricio Ferrari who has renewed his contract with the team for 2018.
Mauricio Moreira: “The past two years with the development team have been a huge learning curve, many tough moments but also many shared successes. To be able to make the step up to the pro team is a real pleasure for me and to be a able to join my countryman Fabricio Ferrari is an added plus as he is someone I look up to in the sport.
I think the long, hilly races suit me best – I’m not a pure climber but I can be competitive over hilly terrain. My objective is to continue progressing as I have been over the last number of years, to adapt to the jump in level and to learn as much as I can from the other riders and staff. I’ll be there to help the team as much as possible and to work for our leaders whenever necessary.”