Óscar Rodríguez signs for Astana

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Astana Pro Team have signed Óscar Rodríguez, who joins the team on a two-year contract. The announcement comes a day after it was confirmed that Rodríguez’s current squad Euskadi Basque Country-Murias would disband at the end of this season.

A strong climber, Rodríguez enjoyed a fine debut Vuelta a España in 2018, claiming a mountaintop stage victory at La Camperona. The Navarran placed second overall behind Iván Sosa at this year’s Vuelta a Burgos and took 8th in the inaugural Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge. The 24-year-old has been part of the Euskadi-Murias set-up since 2016.

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