Ivan Sosa confirmed his transfer to Team Sky this week while attending a first training camp with the British squad in Mallorca. Sosa had originally been linked to Trek-Segafredo but backed out of the deal to sign a three-year contract with Team Sky.
The 21-year-old Colombian had a breakout season in 2018, wining the overall at the Vuelta a Burgos, the Adriatica Ionica Race and the Sibiu Cycling Tour.
“I am really happy to be here,” Sosa said after spending a week with his new team. “I am here to keep improving as a rider, and while it will be a learning process for me during my early days with the team, I believe I will fit into this group well and race to my full potential over the coming years.”
Sosa is the team’s fifth Colombian rider signed, and he is close friends with Egan Bernal, who joined the team last year after also riding for Androni-Sidermec.
“Having Egan here is a big boost for me,” Sosa said in a statement released by the team. “He is a good friend and someone I know very well. Having him and a few other South Americans in the team will be really beneficial for me.”
Sosa also praised his new teammates and staff for the welcome he has received so far.
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