Andrey Amador finally joined Team Ineos, one day after Movistar agreed to release him. The Costa Rican had been embroiled in a contract dispute with the Spanish squad since last year.
The 33-year-old spent 11 years of his career at Movistar. He won stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia in 2012, finished fourth overall in the Italian Grand Tour in 2015 and has also been part of two Grand tour winning selections, including Richard Carapaz’s 2019 Giro d’Italia win.
“Who wouldn’t be excited to sign with Team INEOS? I’m very happy to be part of this great Team”, Amador said.
“I have spent all of my sporting career with Movistar and I owe them a lot – but I felt now is the right time in my career to seek some new motivations. This is a new challenge and I will give everything I have for this Team.”
“Everyone can see there is a strong unit at this Team – there is an impressive bunch of riders and staff. I’m excited to be part of this group, joining alongside Richard Carapaz. I’m happy we can continue to ride together after what were able to do with Movistar at the Giro d’Italia”, Amador added.