Movistar Idol Alejandro Valverde Sings New 3 Year Deal

Madrid, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish veteran cyclist Alejandro Valverde on Thursday signed a new deal with Movistar keeping the former Vuelta a Espana winner at the team until 2019. The 36-year-old shares leadership of the Spanish outfit with Colombian Nairo Quintana who extended his contract until 2019 last month. As well as the 2008 Vuelta Valverde has won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege … [Read more...]

Ciccone Wins Giro d’Italia 10th Stage, Jungels Takes Pink Jersey

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Sestola, Italy, May 17, 2016 (AFP) - Italian Giulio Ciccone on Tuesday won the tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia, which was marked by the withdrawal of Sky team leader and race favourite Mikel Landa. Luxembourg's Bob Jungels took the leader's pink jersey from teammate Gianluca Brambilla after the 219km stage between Campi Bisenzio and Sestola, becoming the first man from his country to hold … [Read more...]

Alejandro Valverde Wins Fleche Wallonne For A Record Fourth Time

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By Jean MONTOIS Huy, Belgium, April 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spain's Alejandro Valverde timed his finish to perfection to claim the Fleche Wallonne for a record fourth time on Wednesday. The near 200km midweek Ardennes Classic came down to a dramatic shoot-out up the 1.3km long final ascent of the Mur de Huy, with Valverde seeing off Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter On Disc Brakes From Fran Ventoso of Team Movistar

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13 April 2016 I’ve spent thirteen years in the pro cycling peloton and another thirteen moving up the ladder in youth categories. That makes it 26 years on my bike, training every day, enjoying what I like most, my passion. Since I was six, I’ve enjoyed racing, and I continue to do so. I’m so happy to have turned my vocation into a dream job. Just like in any other sport, cycling has … [Read more...]

No Surprises In Team List For The 2016 Tour de France

Paris, March 2, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome will go up against familiar faces when he attempts to win a third Tour de France title in July, after the same 22 teams from last summer were named by race organizers on Wednesday. The route seems perfect for Briton Froome, with individual time trials set to play a much bigger part in deciding the winner of the general classification than in previous … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana “Dreaming” Of A Tour de France Overall Win

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By Kieran CANNING Madrid, Jan 27, 2016 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana has set his sights on going one better at the Tour de France this year to depose British rider Chris Froome of cycling's greatest prize. Quintana finished runner-up to Froome in 2013 and last year having skipped the gruelling three-week slog around France in 2014 to … [Read more...]

Aru Claims Vuelta Overall Victory, Ads Degenkolb Wins Final Stage

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By Kieran CANNING Madrid, Sept 13, 2015 (AFP) - Italy's Fabio Aru sealed his first ever Grand Tour victory as Germany's John Degenkolb finally claimed a stage win on the final day of Spain's Vuelta on Sunday. Aru just needed to get through the 98.8km parade through the streets of Madrid unscathed after building up a 1min 17sec lead over Joaquim Rodriguez … [Read more...]

Valverde Makes It A Hat-Trick At Fleche Wallonne

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Huy, Belgium, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - For the second year in a row and third in total, Spaniard Alejandro Valverde triumphed atop the brutal Mur de Huy climb to win Wednesday's Fleche Wallonne race. The 34-year-old Movistar team leader placed himself at the front of the peloton on the 1.3km climb up the Mur, which has an average gradient … [Read more...]

Eurosport To Broadcast The #PerfectHour Of Alex Dowsett

Live and exclusive coverage confirmed for Alex Dowsett's attempt to break legendary UCI Hour Record on February 27 Eurosport is partnering with Movistar Team’s British cyclist Alex Dowsett as he attempts the UCI Hour Record on Friday 27 February 2015 at 20:00 CET at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark, the venue for the London 2012 Olympic cycling events. The Essex-based rider’s attempt will take … [Read more...]

Spain’s Movistar Team To Ride At Australia Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 18, 2014 (AFP) - Spain's Movistar Team will return to the Australia's Tour Down Under next month with an experienced squad, organisers said on Thursday. Among their lineup is sprinter Juanjo Lobato, whose victories this year include the Tour de Wallonie and the Vuelta a Burgos, plus a fourth place finish in the Milan-San Remo. The Tour Down Under is the first UCI World … [Read more...]