Team Sky has confirmed the signing of Jhonatan Narvaez from Quick-Step Floors, the first Ecuadorian to ride for the British team.
The 21-year-old Ecuadorian is an exciting all-round prospect, having comfortably settled into the WorldTour ranks during 2018.
National road race champion in 2017, in addition to overall victor at Circuit des Ardennes, this season has seen Narvaez finish second at the Drome Classic and fifth overall at the Tour de Wallonie.
Narvaez becomes Team Sky’s first Ecuadorian signing and forms part of the next generation of a blossoming young group of South American riders on the British team.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to join Team Sky and I look forward to working with the team and giving 100 percent so I can continue to develop as a rider”, Narvaez said.
“I’ve been racing against the team this season and now I can’t wait to meet up with my new teammates. I know I am going to enjoy being a part of this team. It is full of big name riders who have achieved a lot and it also has a strong group of Latin American riders.
“I characterise myself as a bit of an all-rounder and next season one of my goals is to try and develop further so I can be in a position to help the team and also win races. I am 21 years old and I know on this team I will have great support to improve myself and grow as a rider.”