Harold Tejada remains in Astana Qazaqstan Team
Colombian rider Harold Tejada (26) renewed his agreement with Astana Qazaqstan Team for another season of 2024.
“After four years in the team, I feel that the moment has come when results appear. And this season everything started to work out – I spent a good second half of the year and achieved the first podium at the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. But, for me this is just the beginning, and I don’t want to stop – I am seriously preparing for the new season and will strive for the main goal – winning races. I thank the team for the support, for believing in me and my talent as a rider. The last seasons have been difficult for the whole team, but I see that we are still moving forward, and the victories will not take long. I am very happy that I can continue my career in this wonderful team, where I feel a lot of support, where I know that everything can work out. The project is developing, continues to grow, and I am sure that the new season will be successful”, – said Harold Tejada.
Harold Tejada turned pro in 2020 with Astana Qazaqstan Team, immediately showing himself at the Challenge Mont Ventoux and the Tour de France. Since that moment Tejada took part in five Grand Tours where he was always supporting the team leaders.
This season Harold got some serious results: he became 10th in the General Classification of the Tour de Suisse, finished 8th in the Gran Piemonte and took his first professional podium in the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, becoming third after the race winner and his teammate Alexey Lutsenko.
“After several tough years, which it took Harold to gain experience and become a professional rider, this season he began to achieve his first serious results. We see him more and more often in the Top-10 at important mountain stages, he had a solid Tour de Suisse and spent the Tour of Turkey wonderfully, where he supported Alexey Lutsenko but also achieved his own podium. We hope that progress will continue in the new season with not only some good results but also with the victories. Harold is a great team rider, but he also has everything he needs to win races”, – said Alexandr Vinokurov, General Manager of Astana Qazaqstan Team.
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