The feeder team of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA keeps bringing young values to the professional roster of the Spanish squad. If Joel Nicolau and Jefferson Cepeda were the first to promote mid-season, having completed their second full season as a Under 23, it is now Oier Lazkano who ensures a contract with the Professional-Continental team for 2020.
The rider from Vitoria (1999) has ratified in his time in the amateur field his conditions as a cyclist, with a great development and evolution.Three wins in his debut season; nine at the conclusion of 2019, including the Santikutz Klasika, two stages and the general of the Vuelta a Palencia or a stage of the Vuelta al Bidasoa. As a climax, he has closed the year competing as a stagiaire in various professional competitions.
Oier Lazkano: Becoming professional is the reward for the work of these years. The experience of seeing me in that bunch means reaching a dream. I have already been able to compete this year as a stagiaire, but I did not reach the level I expected. I got tired of all the season and I did not perform well, although in those four races I learned many things that will be very useful for the coming years.
One of the goals I had for this season was to maintain a good level throughout the year and I think I have fulfilled it. It has also been a great learning season, with good experiences, both in tours and in classics outside the Basque Country.
Looking forward to the next year, the goal is to continue learning and adapting myself to the new category, also to give my best to help my teammates. It would be very special for me to ride the Itzulia, the race of my home land.