Jonathan Castroviejo has extended with Team INEOS for a further two years.
Castroviejo has strengthened his reputation as one of the sport’s most dependable support riders and strongest time triallists in two successful seasons with the Team and become a hugely respected member of the squad.
The Spaniard said: “I’m really happy to be staying with the Team. I’ve enjoyed two brilliant years here and to be a part of two Tour de France winning teams has been special.
“I wanted to take a next step when I joined the Team and I feel like I have done that. Now I’m really settled here. It has been a great environment for me to keep improving as a cyclist and I’m looking forward to playing my part alongside our exciting group of young riders.”
As well as helping Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal to Tour de France success, Castroviejo has won back-to-back Spanish national time trial titles since joining the Team - the fourth and fifth of his career.
I wanted to take a next step when I joined the Team and I feel like I have done that.
Castroviejo’s coach Xabi Artetxe praised his impact on the Team.
He said: “We knew what type of rider Jonathan was before we signed him, but I think I speak for everyone on the team when I say that Castro has surpassed our expectations. He is one of the most professional bike riders I’ve worked with and he has been exemplary in his two years with us.
“He has enhanced his reputation as one of the most consistent time triallists in the world and he has quickly become a pivotal member of our Tour de France team. It’s great that Castro will be staying for another two years.”