Dani Moreno signed for Movistar Team
After the signings of Portuguese Nelson Oliveira, wayward Colombian Carlos Betancur and the young Spanish Javier Arcas, the Movistar Team closes its workforce by 2016 with a signing a priori more reliable: the Dani Moreno. The veteran Spanish rider left Katusha after years and signed by the single national team World Tour.
Dani Moreno output of Russian side is something of what has been talking since the summer, when Katusha kept him out of nine Tour de France 2015. At that time, and all the biker scene was clear that the cyclist was born in Madrid to leave the Russian team and that this was a punishment from their bosses go looking for team for next season.
While it was known that long ago Moreno left Katusha, it has taken longer to get to know his new post, two months after they began to announce the first signings. Rumors always pointed to Movistar, but has not been until now that has been officially confirmed the signing of Moreno for the next two seasons.
The Spaniard, who took his first steps as a professional in the Relax Fuenlabrada, he was already under the command of Eusebio Unzue in 2008 and 2009, in the old Caisse d’Epargne. The best results in this team gave to the return to Spain, being twelfth and eleventh overall in those years. It would be Katusha, where he signed in 2011 after a year in the Omega Pharma – Quick Step, which reaches their best results.
In these five years with the Russians, Dani Moreno has achieved three stage wins in the Tour of Spain, besides being top 10 overall four times. Besides partial victories in Criterium Dauphine or Tour of Burgos, his greatest victory achieved in the Wall of Huy, winning the Fleche Wallonne in 2013, one of the great classics of the spring calendar.