Nieve to continue relishing in role at Mitchelton-SCOTTMon 7 Oct 2019
Basque rider Mikel Nieve will continue to ride for Mitchelton-SCOTT for the next two seasons having relished in his role with the team since joining in 2018.
Nieve moved to Mitchelton-SCOTT from Team Sky with a wealth of Grand Tour experience, as asset that continues to deliver great benefits to the team’s general classification leaders.
As well as supporting the like of Esteban Chaves, Simon and Adam Yates, the 35-year-old has also added to his own palmares; including a stage win at the 2018 Giro d’Italia and a top-10 overall at this year’s La Vuelta a Espana – the sixth top-10 at a Grand Tour in his career.
“I enjoy it here. It was a big change and last year I started pretty late racing and I missed a lot of days with the team because of one crash. This year, I have had a full year and now I have more confidence with everyone and I feel really good here.
“Last year was nice at the Giro with Simon and this year I have also enjoyed it all with the guys. I think over the next two years it will be the same role for me for at the Grand Tours - I have already quite a lot of experience there so I hope I can be important for the team in the important races and support them as best I can.
“We have a really good climbing group now and it’s also really exciting to see young riders like Lucas (Hamilton) growing up and to help them is really nice for me.”
Matt White – Head Sports Director:
“Mikel has been very reliable these two years he has been with us and we would obviously love to continue that relationship for as long as he wants to keep racing.
“He has a wealth of experience. He has been there before, obviously with Sky as part of their winning Tour de France and Grand Tour winning teams, and because we’ve got a young group here it’s great to have a guy with so much experience. He leads by example, he a very very solid guy.”
Date of Birth: 26 May 1984 (35)
Turned Pro: 2009
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2018
2019 Season Highlights:
- 10th 2019 La Vuelta a Espana – Overall
- 2nd 2018 Giro d’Italia – Stage 13