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It is the bomb that exploded in the last hours and that shook the transfer market in the San Juan cycling. Nicolás Naranjo left the Agrupación Virgen de Fátima team and will ride for Transportes Puertas de Cuyo. Yes, after six years being one of the bastions of the "piqueteros", one of the most winning cyclists of the last decade decided to change teams.
"I really wanted a change of air. Puertas de Cuyo has been interested in me for three years. This year I decided and I will ride for Puertas this coming season. I am very happy", said yesterday afternoon the native of La Bebida while he is recovering from coronavirus.
The "transportistas" team, owned by Mario Gonzalez, will no longer have its leader Laureano Rosas and that place will be occupied by Naranjo: "With Mario we are clear that the goal is to be the sprinter of the team, so I aim to arrive well to the months of January and February thinking that the Vuelta a San Juan and the Giro del Sol can take place. To arrive with that pressure will be a nice challenge and an enormous motivation, I know that I have to do things well and I have a lot of faith that it will be so".
While waiting for the medical release of covid, which will be given at the end of the week, Naranjo is excited to resume his preparation. Although he was pre-selected by the National Team for the Pan-American Track Championships to be held in Peru, between June 23 and 29, Naranjo is excited but does not dare to take on this commitment. The cyclist will soon be Constanza's father and his wife Gisel has a due date for the first days of July. "It is my dream to be in a Pan American but the birth can be brought forward, I'm in that dilemma," said who will arrive next season debuting as a father, with a new jersey and big goals. In addition to the arrival of Naranjo, Puertas de Cuyo CCN Twitter would also add as reinforcements Leandro Velárdez, who also left the Agrupación Virgen de Fátima, and Leonardo Rodríguez, who had a great season in the Municipality of Rawson. Velárdez is also recovering from covid along with Naranjo, that is why the idea of the tricolor team would be to present them in society once they have obtained the medical discharge.
Info: Vanessa Chaparro - Diario de Cuyo