Betancur Could Make Mid-Season Move To Uae Team Emirates

Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez of Colombia and Movistar Team

Carlos Betancur could be headed for a surprise mid-season transfer to UAE Team Emirates , according to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport . The Italian sports daily says that the Colombian, who currently rides for Movistar , could switch to the squad as soon as the transfer window is open on August 1. His agent has told Cyclingnews that 'all possibilities are open' and that talks are ongoing. Betancur finished 15th overall at the recent Giro d’Italia , and it is suggested that he could be put to service immediately for UAE Team Emirates and ride the Vuelta a Espana for the squad at the end of August. If the move was to happen, Betancur would join Fabio Aru and Dan Martin as Grand Tour riders. A mid-season move would be surprising, not least because Betancur is contracted to the Spanish squad until the end of 2019 after extending ...

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