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David de La Cruz rules out retirement as he finds a team after leaving Astana

Finally, David de la Cruz will have the opportunity to continue his career. The 34-year-old Spaniard, whose contract was not renewed with Astana Qazaqstan Team and was uncertain about the future of his career, will get a fresh start with the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team in 2024. The announcement was made by the Swiss team through their social media channels.

Prospect gave him “butterflies”

“The choice to sign with Q36.5 came from the heart,” says De la Cruz on his new team’s website. “It felt like the right option and gave me a sense of excitement. The prospect of getting results again and fighting for victory in major races gave me butterflies.”

De la Cruz has previously competed for Quick-Step, Team Sky, and UAE Team Emirates. “I’ve raced for some of the best professional teams in the world, and I think I can bring some experience to Q36.5. I’m super motivated to be part of a different competition program and discover some new races.” david de la cruz descarta aposentadoria ao encontrar equipe apos saida da astana image
David de la Cruz competed in the Vuelta a España in 2016.

De la Cruz has already worn the leader’s jersey in the Vuelta a España.

In 2016, the Spaniard had his best year, with a stage victory in the Vuelta a España. He also wore the red leader’s jersey and ultimately finished seventh in the final classification. Several good results followed, including a stage win in the Paris-Nice (2x), the Ruta del Sol, and the Tour of the Basque Country.

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