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Amaro Antunes

Birthdate 27.11.1990
Height & weight 171 cm | 70 KG
Speciality Climber
Country Portugal

After racing for seven years, Amaro Antunes stepped up to the professional ranks in 2018 following what could only be described as a stand out 2017 season that saw him prove his climbing abilities.

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Amaro Antunes

After racing for seven years, Amaro Antunes stepped up to the professional ranks in 2018 following what could only be described as a stand out 2017 season that saw him prove his climbing abilities by claiming stage wins on summit finishes at Volta a Portugal Santander and Volta ao Algarve, against some of the World’s best bike riders.
Antunes will be making his UCI WorldTour debut with CCC Team in 2019.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

I started to properly race in 2007 and before that I was an amateur for a number of years. It was in this time that I decided I wanted to try and become a professional cyclist and I joined a Portuguese Continental team in 2011.

My greatest racing memory is…

My first professional victory on stage 5 of the Volta ao Algarve in 2017 was really special. I attacked on the final climb and was able to take the win after riding solo in the final kilometers. It was really special for me because I was racing on home soil, in my own city. All my friends were there on the side of the road. There was one three-kilometer stretch of road where all I could hear was people cheering my name. It was a big and important moment in my career.

The race I dream of winning is…

I would say that it has to be a stage at any of the three Grand Tours. It would be an incredible feeling.

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

I can’t imagine not being involved in sport so, if I wasn’t a professional cyclist I think I would still like to work in that environment in some way.

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