Both Spanish U23 national champions to turn pro with Equipo Kern Pharma – Equipo Kern Pharma

Equipo Kern Pharma, the world’s youngest UCI ProTeam, has begun its recruitment for the 2022 season by securing the signing of two of Spain’s top cycling talents, Igor Arrieta and Iván Cobo. Both have been developed on the pharmaceutical team’s feeder squad, Equipo Lizarte, and were recently crowned as national U23 champions: Arrieta in the time trial, and Cobo in the road race.

These signings are pure joy for us,” praises Equipo Kern Pharma’s and Equipo Lizarte’s president, Manolo Azcona. “We are keeping by our side two top quality cyclists developed in-house. They are both bound to become excellent pro riders. They have a special prowess for cycling and will enjoy long careers.

It is too soon to tell what kind of riders they will become,” says Equipo Kern Pharma’s and Equipo Lizarte’s Team Manager and Sports Director, Juanjo Oroz. “They are not turning pro because they won the Spanish National Championships, but because they have developed consistently over the last few years. They have been amongst the top riders on every category, and we are confident they will become such in the pro ranks.

— EquipoLizarte to equipokernpharma.com