Juan Ayuso

This is the page about Juan Ayuso, a Spanish cyclist with UAE Team Emirates. Known for his climbing abilities, Ayuso is considered one of the best young riders in the peloton. He concluded his debut year with an impressive third place in the Vuelta a España. IDLProCycling.com keeps a close eye on all news related to Ayuso, along with maintaining a biography of his career.

Juan Ayuso
Juan Ayuso

Juan Ayuso was born on September 16, 2002. Known as a promising talent from his junior years and a two-time national road champion, he signed with the continental Team Colpack Ballan in 2021. Ayuso participated in major U23 races, dominating the Giro Ciclistico d'Italia (Baby Giro) in June, where he won three stages and the general classification. This performance led UAE Team Emirates to offer him a contract mid-season. In his initial months in the WorldTour, the eighteen-year-old Ayuso showed his potential, including an eighteenth-place finish in the Clásica San Sebastián.

Outstanding debut year for Ayuso, podium finish in the Vuelta

In his first full year at the elite level, Juan Ayuso displayed his remarkable talent. The Spanish cyclist finished fifth in the Tour of Catalonia and fourth in the Tour of Romandie, competing successfully against some of the world's top cyclists. Additionally, Ayuso achieved his first professional race victory at the Circuito de Getxo - Memorial Hermanos Otxoa.

The highlight of Ayuso's season came in the Tour of Spain. There, the very young Spaniard started without real expectations but surprised his critics and fans. He was one of the best climbers and showed unprecedented consistency for such a young lad. Eventually, he got to join winner Remco Evenepoel and runner-up Enric Mas on the podium, as the third-place finisher in the general classification of the Vuelta. With this performance, Ayuso suddenly became the youngest rider on the podium of a grand tour since Henri Cornet won the Tour in 1904. Plenty of reasons for UAE Team Emirates to sign him until 2028.

2023 started with a significant setback for Ayuso, who had to wait until the end of April to start his season due to a tendon injury. However, he began his season with a bang by winning the time trial in the Tour of Romandie, a feat he repeated a few weeks later in the Tour of Switzerland. In the autumn, he went back to the Vuelta a España, but this time as the 'best of the rest', he encountered the formidable Jumbo-Visma team. Ayuso finished fourth, behind Sepp Kuss, Jonas Vingegaard, and Primoz Roglic.

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