Miguel Madariaga, current President of the Euskadi Foundation, which promotes cycling in the Basque region of Spain, has announced a transfer of powers to the pro cyclist Mikel Landa who is originally from Murgia (Álava), in the Basque Country in northern Spain.
Miguel Madariaga has this week confirmed the transfer of powers over to the Team Sky (soon to be Movistar) rider. Mikel Landa is seen to represent a new generation; and he is taking over to continue the work carried out by the foundation to promote, advance, publicize and develop the sport of Basque cycling.
Active for more than 24 years, the Euskadi Foundation has been and continues to be a structure dedicated to training and the promotion of Basque cycling. Since its inception, countless riders have trained in its ranks to later compete with the Orbea team and what was then the Euskaltel-Euskadi UCI World Tour team, as well as different national and international teams at the highest level.
Mikel Landa said “I want to give back to cycling part of what it has given me. I myself am a product of the foundation. And I want to keep working on the path it has been charting. We already have the best product, which is the Basque reserves. Now we’ll try to grow alongside them.”
Miguel Madariaga added “Basque, Spanish and international cycling do not really know the significance of the step that Mikel has just taken. It is very important for the foundation. We have to keep up this work for the kids, for the future of cycling.”