When it comes to hill sprinters specialists, you sure need to include this name in the top 3 of all times, Armando Silveira. The portuguese, born in Porto in a midclass family; his father, an amateur cyclist, shared his passion for cycling to his only son. When he turned 15, he became junior World Champion and attracted the interest of many professional teams to count with his talent for the uphill sprints. Skeel got lucky and hired Armando during Season 33, the danish team trained him faster and the fruits of the work were visible next season, Silveira won two stages in Fast On Wheels, and took back home the YC and SC jerseys, ending 3rd in the overall classification.
No victories during Season 35 and in the first half of Season 36, with a record of 905k in transfer fee (taxes weren’t included), Jonas Pro Cycling hired the well-endowed sprinter. His connection with manager Jonas and s... Read more