Iván García Cortina (23 years old) is among the youngest athletes of Bahrain Merida team.
He is considered one of the greatest talents of Spanish cycling, as showed his 8th place at the 2017 European Championships and his 7th place at the U23 World Championships in 2016.
Among his best results with our team there are some podium finishes at the Vuelta a Espana (3rd in his home town Gijon and 5th in Madrid) and at the Tour of Japan. In the last season he showed a good aptitude as sprinter too, taking some good results as the 4th place at Ride London - Surrey Classic.
He started riding in his home town Gijon, northern Spain, with the jersey of cycling club Las Mestas getting immediately good results. His was a constant growth that has enabled him in 2012 to win the road national championship in the Junior category. In 2015 he joined the continental team AWT-Greenway in practice the youth team of the World Tour Etixx - Quick Step. Among the major results of that season the10th place in the final classification of the Tour de Bretagne. In 2016, the team took the new name of Klein Constantia while Iván Garcia has become the protagonist of a good season taking victory in the fourth stage of the Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques. In addition to this success, he got various placings at the international level such as the eighth place in the Ronde van Vlaanderen U23 and tenth in Paris-Roubaix Espoirs. complete and strong runner uphill, for 2019 the goal is to have new experiences in one-day and short stages races.