Bico completes 2017 Movistar Team roster

Promising 22-year-old from Portugal becomes 28th and final rider for Eusebio Unzué’s team, will bring strength for all terrains.


The Movistar Team announces that Portugal’s Nuno Bico (Viseu, 1994) will become a part of its official roster as soon as Sunday, 1 January 2017.

A great climber and rouleur, talented for both stage races and the most demanding classics, the former national U23 road race champion – he achieved his title in Braga, in 2015 – lands into the World Tour scene after three seasons within the ranks of local Conti team Rádio Popular and an additional one inside the Klein Constantia development squad.

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Bico’s confirmation is the last signing for the 2017 Movistar Team, which will be formed by the following 28 riders: Andrey Amador (CRC), Winner Anacona, Carlos Betancur, Dayer / Nairo Quintana (COL); Jorge Arcas, Carlos Barbero, Héctor Carretero, Jonathan Castroviejo, Víctor de la Parte, Imanol Erviti, Rubén Fernández, Jesús / José Herrada, Gorka Izagirre, Dani Moreno, Antonio Pedrero, José Joaquín Rojas, Marc Soler, Alejandro Valverde (ESP); Daniele Bennati, Adriano Malori (ITA); Richard Carapaz (ECU); Alex Dowsett (GBR); Nuno Bico, Nelson Oliveira (POR); Rory Sutherland (AUS); and Jasha Sütterlin (GER).

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