Euskadi Basque Country – Murias Team will be a Professional Continental team in 2018. The announcement was made by Murias Group in a press conference held this morning in Bilbao’s Abando Hotel.
“Three years ago, we decided to put a strong bet on Basque cycling, a sport imbued in our people's DNA and which represents Murias Group's values. All these years, we developed a small but sustainable and solid project”, said Murias’ managers. “But after three years, and with no additional support, we've decided to go a step further and become a Professional Continental team".
For team manager Jon Odriozola, this new step means “fulfilling a dream and an impossible, after years of hard work to have a professional continental Basque team able to compete in the best races in the world and, of course, in the Itzulia or the Klasika".
Javier Guillén, director manager of the Tour of Spain, promised to invite the Basque team to next year’s race. “We’d like to acknowledge the support that Javier Guillén and La Vuelta gave to this project, because we were able to meet the requirement of becoming the first professional continental team”, added Odriozola.
The team, besides, announced its 2018 supporters campaign and its aim is to create a big Euskadi Basque Country – Murias Team Supporters Club: from cycling fans to public institutions, Basque football teams or companies. “Basque cycling’s spirit can mirror the way our companies work and that is what we want to show to the world", said the team's managers.
“We are open to everyone willing to contact the team, because all kinds of initiatives will be welcome", they concluded.
Cycling fans and companies can become team supporters in the following website: www.murias-taldea.com/colaborador.