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by Shane Stokes
August 2, 2017
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Eduardo Sepúlveda has signed a WorldTour contract with the Movistar squad, moving there after five years competing with the French Fortuneo-Oscaro/Bretagne–Séché Environnement team. The strong climber has inked a deal for the next two seasons, thus making his debut at the top rank of the sport.
“A solid climber, Sepúlveda has claimed two pro victories: both in France at the Classic Sud Ardèche and the Tour de Doubs,” said the team in announcing the move. “[He] finished second in the GC of the Tour de San Luis and the Tour of Turkey, and [has] ridden the last three Tours de France.
“One of Argentina’s finest riders to have ever made part of the European peloton, Eduardo has also won medals at the Panamerican Games on three different disciplines – individual time trial, individual pursuit and team pursuit.”
Sepúlveda is 26 years of age and comes from Rawson, in the southern province of Chubut. He was fifth on a stage of the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali earlier this year and seventh on a stage plus 12th overall in the Route du Sud.