Ireland's EvoPro Racing
Can a team dream about a better start than this? To win their very 1st competition, then to reach a dobule-victory on the 2nd one?! It is such a dream-story and we are glad to announce that the Irish squad with green jersey will compete in Hungary soon!
The Irish continental team, EvoPro Racing was established in 2019 and they have 17 cyclists from 10 different countries. The composition is the following: 6 Irish, 3 New Zealander, 2 Australian, 1-1 Albanian, Bosnian, Spanish, British, Italian and Portuguese are competing for the team this year.
The most experienced member of the squad is the Italian Eugenio Alafaci who has been the member of the Trek-Segafredo’s World Tour team for 5 years and he also has taken part in the Giro d’Italia 4-times. Dutch Wouter Wippert has World Tour experience, too, he was a sprinter of Cannondale and reached several stage victories so far..
Albania’s Eugert Zhupa is 7-times national champion, he has been racing for pro continental teams for 5 years and during this time he could attend Giro d’Italia 4-times.
Shane Archbold from New Zealand has already finished the Tour de France as well, as member of Bora-Hansgrohe, and took part in Paris-Roubaix twice. His mate from Australia, Aaron Gate with the Aqua Blue Sport attended the Vuelta a Espana in 2017, then last year he won the climber classification of the Tour of Austria. He was the one who won the 1st victory for the Irish team: he became the winner of the New Zealand Cycle Classic in January..
In the green squad there are several really talented youngsters as well, Mark Downey from Ireland finished in the Top10 at the U23 World Championships, few days later he was bronze medalist at the Track Cycling World Championships in February. Luke Mudgway from New Zelaland wrote history: he won the Gravel and Tar Classic, EvoPro Racing’s 1st race.
We can meet with the Irish continental squad quite frequently close to Hungary this year: they will compete in Serbia and Croatia in 2019, too.
Tour de Hongrie, with its 890 km will start on 11 June, the UCI 2.1 race will finish on 16 June. 140 cyclists, from 20 teams during 6 days are going to compete in Hungary.