The U.S. continental team Canyon Bicycles Pro Cycling announced the signing of Francisco Mancebo.
“I’m excited to be returning to the States with Canyon Bicycles Pro Cycling” said Mancebo, having ridden with the team on and off throughout his career, “It’s a great team and I’m very happy here.”
Mancebo won the maillot blanc at the 2000 Tour de France as best young rider and went on to finish in the top ten in the GC in subsequent years while racing for the Banesto team.
The veteran Spanish rider is one of the most decorated cyclists in US history, having won the overall NRC in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as well as numerous races on the North American circuit including the Tour of the Gila, Redlands Cycling Classic, the Joe Martin Stage Race, Cascade Classic, Tour of the Battenkill and the Tour of Utah.
“We’re quite pleased to have Paco back, he’s been a good friend of the team and myself” said team owner and primary sponsor, Mike Pratt, “We are hoping he will help us repeat our Tour of Utah success again this year.”
Mancebo and the team will next race at the Tour of the Gila, starting in Silver City, NM on April 19th.