Cuban Arlenis Sierra renews with the Movistar Team until 2026


The 30-year-old Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra renewed this Tuesday with the Movistar Team until the end of 2026, extending her continuity in the telephone team for three years, which she joined in 2022 and where she has established herself as one of the cyclists. more complete training.

“It is a ‘complicated’ decision, since three years is a long period and I don’t think I have many more seasons left in cycling. But the atmosphere here has been the main reason for renewing for that time. I like being where I feel comfortable personally, above all, and then later, on the bike,” said the runner in statements released by her team.

The one from Manzanillo has achieved seven victories in her two years with the Spanish team, including the general and two stages of the Vuelta a Andalucía, a stage of the Tour de Romandía and, at the international level, the road and time trial titles of the Central American and Caribbean Games, a good example of its versatility.

“I do not underestimate the triumphs and results that I had obtained in previous seasons, but in the last two years, at the WorldTour level – the same in 2023, not so much in terms of triumphs, but of consistency -, I have always been in a good position. I I also have the satisfaction of having raced these two years with Annemiek van Vleuten. She is a cyclist worthy of admiration, an example as an athlete,” added the Cuban.

Sierra thus joins a blue block that already has 14 confirmed chips for the coming season. Also on the current list are Aude Biannic (FRA), Jelena Eric (SRB), Sarah Gigante (AUS), Sheyla Gutiérrez (ESP), Liane Lippert (GER), Floortje Mackaij (NED), Sara Martín (ESP), Mareille Meijering (NED), Emma Norsgaard (DEN), Paula Patiño (COL), Laura Ruiz (ESP), Lucía Ruiz (ESP) and Claire Steels (GBR).