- NATIONALITY: SPANISH
- DOB: 19/08/1991
- RESIDENCE: GIRONA, SPAIN
- SPECIALITY: CLIMBER
"ONE OF THE STAND OUT RIDERS IN THE TEAM FOR 2016, WAS ADRIA MORENO FROM CATALONIA IN SPAIN AND HE WILL AGAIN BE DONNING THE TEAM’S COLOURS IN 2017 MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF THE TEAM BOSS CHERIE PRIDHAM"
One of the stand out riders in the team for 2016, was Adria Moreno from Catalonia in Spain and he will again be donning the team’s colours in 2017 much to the delight of the team boss Cherie Pridham.
Winner of the Spring Cup, Adrià was the rider with the most points from all the Premier Calendar events (Elite Men’s Road Race Series) during 2016 which is quite an achievement and had it not been for British Cycling not awarding an overall Trophy for the season, Adria would have joined other team riders who have done that including Evan Oliphant, Yanto Barker and Steve Lampier.
Team Boss Cherie Pridham says of Adrià, “we have watched Adrià grow in confidence this year, and feel with another season he can really step it up again. He is a really sensible lad, always willing to learn and progress. Next year he knows what to expect and what he needs to do to get to the top step.”
“Adrià is a very versatile rider, which is important in the UK, being able to switch from a crit mid week to a 200km race at the weekend and he is a major asset for the team”.
Talking to Adria about his season, he explained how it was a big step up to ride for Raleigh – GAC in 2016 after his time with the smaller Starley Primal team. “I knew the races, but it was a step up to get the results because I was in a big UCI team. It was though a good decision to go to the team”.
“I am very happy with my year and with my victory in the Spring Cup as well as third in the Grand Prix series. There was though just one thing missing and that was a race victory!”
Adria, went on to add that he feels every year he is training better and getting better results and is hoping that 2017 is even better again. Talking us through his year, he says “I started the season as a helper but each race, I felt very good and confident and was getting better results. I soon got to lead the team and Chez (team boss) had confidence in me and so did my teammates”.
“Next year the team will be supporting me again and this gives me more confidence and responsibility”.
He says his favourite races were the Lincoln Grand Prix and the Manx International but wants to also focus on getting better results in the UCI races. “The Tour of Yorkshire was very hard because the weather was horrible and I make some wrong moves. On the first stage I was in the last break and on the third stage I was in the first group until Sky pushed on. Next year if we are selected, I want to focus on the overall.”
The team welcomes Adria back to the team for 2017 and looks forward to even more great results from him