De la Cruz: I didn't find my space at Ineos but UAE believe in me

De la Cruz at the Tour of Guangxi (Image credit: Getty Images)

When David de la Cruz signed for Team Ineos two years ago, he did so believing it would be the perfect place to develop as a Grand Tour rider. His two-year contract five days from expiry, he still feels that potential is unexplored, and hopes to find more resources at his disposal with UAE Team Emirates in 2020.

De la Cruz, who joined the British team from QuickStep, won stages at Ruta del Sol and Paris-Nice – where he also finished 10th overall – in 2018, as well as finishing 15th at the Vuelta a España.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.