The Spaniard Enric Mas will be driving for Movistar from next cycling season. The promising rider comes from Deceuninck-Quick-Step, for which he has been competing since the beginning of 2017.

The 24-year-old Mas made a name for himself in the Tour of Spain last year, where he won a stage and finished second behind winner Simon Yates in the standings.

Last month a lot was expected of the Spaniard in the Tour de France, but in France he could not play a role in the top of the standings and he became 22nd.

He was, however, an important helper for Julian Alaphilippe, who rode in the yellow jersey for a long time. In the youth classification, Mas finished third behind Tour winner Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) and Groupama FDJ rider David Gaudu.

At Movistar, Mas fills the gap that Mikel Landa leaves behind. The number six of the Tour will be relocated to Bahrain Merida after this season. Earlier, the British Gabriel Cullaigh and the Spaniard Iñigo Elósegui signed with the Spanish team.

Mas is the third rider to leave Deceunick-Quick-Step after this season. The Belgian formation sees top sprinter Elia Viviani and helper Fabio Sabatini moving to Cofidis.

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