After announcing the signing of time trial specialist Jonathan Castroviejo from Movistar on a three-year deal, Team Sky also confirmed the signature of David De La Cruz from Quick-Step Floors.
Hailing from Getxo in Spain, Castroviejo has spent the last six seasons with Movistar. He has completed all three Grand Tours, helping Nairo Quintana to victory in both the 2014 Giro d’Italia, and last season at the Vuelta a Espana.
He is the current and three-time Spanish national time trial champion and won the European Championship title in 2016. He has also claimed stage wins at the Tour of Romandie and Volta ao Algarve.
“Everybody knows the strength in the team, and how important the spirit between the riders is to the team’s success. I’m really looking forward to being part of that, bringing my own experience and learning new things”, said Castroviejo.
“I have been part of Grand Tour winning teams in the past and I want to do that again in the future. I’m happy to be taking this next step with Team Sky.
De la Cruz has spent three seasons at Quick-Step Floors but will now be moving to join up with Team Sky from 2018. He recorded the best Grand Tour result of his career last year when he finished seventh overall at the Vuelta a Espana after winning stage nine and wearing the leader’s jersey.
“I’m excited to be joining the team. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Quick-Step but I definitely feel that, at this point in my career, Team Sky is the best place for me to progress and to be the best rider I can be”, said De La Cruz.
“I think the team understand my skills as a rider and what I can offer to the team, so I’m really happy to be joining Team Sky and I am looking forward to this new challenge.”