Colombian team Manzana Postobon will move up to Pro Continental level next season.
With the license now secured, the Colombian team targets invitations for the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España.
“The work continues, but now with even more devotion after these great news,” the team writes in a press release. “The team leaders and team managers will do their best to design the best possible schedule for 2017 so that we can represent the Postobon brand properly.”
The leaders of the team are the 21-year-old stage race talent Aldemar Reyes and the promising 22-year-old sprinter Juan Sebastian Molano. The team has also signed former professionals Jetse Bol and Ricardo Vilela.
Manzana Postobon roster for 2017 season: Jetse Bol, Ricardo Vilela, Antonio Piedra, Juan Pablo Villegas, Bernardo Suaza, Hernando Bohórquez, Fernando Orjuela, Aldemar Reyes, Sebastián Molano, Hernán Aguirre, Wilmar Paredes, Juan Felipe Osorio, Yecid Sierra, Sergio Higuita, Jhojan García, Juan José Amador.