Alex Dowsett close 2nd in Tour de Romandie (prologue)

April 25, 2017


British TT champion just 2" short to beating early best time by Felline (TFS), incredibly near to wearing yellow jersey Movistar Team held in Romandie over the whole 2016 race.

After winning over exactly the same distance (6.8km) on a more linear course in the Circuit de la Sarthe earlier this month, Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) came within a very small margin to claiming his first WorldTour success this season at Tuesday's Tour de Romandie prologue, held under the rain in Aigle.
The British TT champion, final man to roll off the start ramp on a twisty, up-and-down course, was tied in the lead to Italian Fabio Felline (TFS) through the intermediate point, the bends on the last two kilometers adding a decisive 2"05 to his deficit to come in second place over the line (5'59" vs Felline's 5'57"). "Everyone likely screwed things up at at least one corner, mine was the last", was the summary from the Essex rider.

It was a good performance overall for the Movistar riders, leading the team GC in the Swiss stagerace after the prologue, as all Jesús Herrada (14th), Rubén Fernández (17th), Jonathan Castroviejo (18th) and Andrey Amador (26th) finished less than 20" behind the winner. Wednesday's finish atop the Chámpery climb (Cat-1; 14.5km at 4,4% avg.) should continue to transform the overall standings on stage one.


 

Valerde claims 4th victory in '' La Doyenne '' in the Ardennes

April 23, 2017


Spanish superstar claims fourth victory in 'La Doyenne', his ninth in the Ardennes; increases amazing season tally to 11 to crown excellent work from Movistar Team, of honour the late Michele Scaroni.

The first part of Alejandro Valverde's outstanding 2017 season has come to an end in the best possible way, as he claimed his eleventh win of the year -108th of his 15-season professional- career at the 103rd edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a perfect, early present for his 37th birthday next T...
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Unstoppable Alejandro Valverde wins La Flèche Wallonne for a fifth time

April 19, 2017


Valverde claims splendid fifth career win in Flèche Wallonne to conquer tenth individual success in 2017, 19th for Movistar Team as Blues complete impeccable race.

Alejandro Valverde has no rivals at the Flèche Wallonne. After breaking a tie against Merckx, Kint, Argentin and Rebellin, all with three victories before the Spanish superstar claimed his fourth in 2016, the marvel from Murcia was able to increase that tally on Wednesday and take his fifth (four on a row) in the second event of t...
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Alejandro Valverde seals overall victory in Tour of the Basque Country

April 8, 2017


Movistar Team leader finally wins his first 'Itzulia' after brilliant TT in Eibar -2nd only to Primoz Roglic (TLJ)-, overcoming Contador (TFS) in last section after initial advantage for fellow Spaniard.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) was finally able to cross out the Vuelta al País Vasco from his list of big victories still missing in his palmarès, fifteen long years after debuting in the race as a neo-pro in 2002. The superstar from Murcia got hold at last of the 'txapela' hat awarded ...
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Movistar Team dominates Angers TT yet again

April 6, 2017


Alex Dowsett claims second victory over 6.8km La Sarthe time trial course, leads GC as Blues (15 wins in 2017) take one-two with Castroviejo, Bennati also strong in 4th place.

The Movistar Team’s strength against the clock was evident again on Wednesday as the Blues owned the 6.8km ITT in Angers, France, closing day two of the Circuit Cycliste de la Sarthe, held through Friday. Three of the riders directed by José Luis Laguía made the first four places in the afternoon’s racing, as Brito...
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Movistar Team dominates Volta

March 26, 2017


Valverde rounds off second Catalunya GC success with third stage win in Barcelona; Soler takes magnificent 3rd overall, Blues finish as best team in a race they owned for the entire week.

Alejandro Valverde crowned its overall victory in the 97th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya with a third stage victory in Barcelona. 'Bala'  claimed honours at the 138km course, with eight laps of the famous Montjuïc mountain, to again respond to perfect Movistar team-work. Dan Martin's (QST) acceleration into the...
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Valverde wins Stage 5 of Volta and overall lead.

March 24, 2017


Valverde claims sensational victory, the Movistar Team's 11th of the 2017 season, after immense Lo Port climb -with huge support from Marc Soler (4th)- to reach top of GC in Volta, just two days from the end of the race.Alejandro Valverde was again unstoppable on the Cat-1 climb of Lo Port, end of stage five in the Volta a Catalunya. The Movistar Team's GC hope got back to the race leader on Friday, three days after being neglected the jersey following a controversional, collective one-minute...
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Valverde wins Stage 3 of Volta

March 22, 2017


Alejandro Valverde claims 101st career victory atop La Molina, clinches 10th success for Blues in 2017 by beating top GC contenders in Volta.

After a controversial decision regarding the Movistar Team victory on Tuesday, the telephone squad stroke back in the best way possible, claiming a fantastic win with Alejandro Valverde on stage three of the Volta a Catalunya, finishing atop the Cat-1 climb of La Molina. The Spanish rider took his 101st pro success ahead of Dan Martin (QST), who anticipa...
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Movistar Team wins Volta a Catalunya TTT in Banyoles

March 21, 2017


A magnificent ride rewarded the whole Movistar Team with their 10th success of the 2017 season on stage two of the Volta a Catalunya, a 41km TTT in Banyoles where the squad directed by José Luis Arrieta and José Luis Laguía narrowly edged out World champions BMC after the latter clocked a time impossible to beat for their rivals.

The telephone squad was the only one able to compete against the American team, initially putting eight seconds on the red formation after 21km in. The Blues resis...
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Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico for second time

March 14, 2017


Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) had no troubles to cover the 10km individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto and seal his second overall triumph in Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday, two years after claiming his first 'trident' in 2015 with a similar procedure as for the last week of racing: leaving his rivals behind into the Terminillo climb and holding them off into the TT showdown.

Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC, 2nd), winner of today's final stage, and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ, 3rd) joi...
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