Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Alejandro Valverde takes second victory in this year's Ruta del Sol

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 
Alejandro Valverde takes his second victory in this year's Ruta del Sol at the Queen stage and confirms overall success –four wins this season already- following splendid work from the Movistar Team

Valverde outsprinted the rest of the 12-man elite group at the end of a 182-kilometer stage from Lucena to Rincón de la Victoria, the bunch breaking into pieces at the demanding La Pasa ascent, a climb was just 14k from the finish and marked the last of six categorized climbs in the day. The Mur...
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Movistar strenghten race lead

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde takes 2nd in Ubrique and keeps the red jersey after great work from the entire Movistar Team -1st overall-, with Moreno and Quintana (new KOM) into the 20-rider elite group

Alejandro Valverde keeps the 2013 Ruta del Sol's red jersey on his shoulders. A difficult 164km stage from San Fernando to Ubrique, with the tough Puerto de Las Palomas (Cat. 1) in the run to the finish, was the first test for the telephone squad, controlling the day's breakaway with Imanol Erviti and Ivá...

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Baptism of fire in Haut Var for Team Raleigh

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, February 18, 2013,

Based in the south of France and with stella line up, Team Raleigh’s first race of the year was always going to be a stiff test.

The Tour du Haut Var didn’t disappoint with a two-day toil, including a 207km route and 3000m+ of climbing on Day 2.

Our top finisher was Australian climber Lachlan Norris (right) in 30th, coming in on the same time as stage one winner Thor Hushovd.

Mark Christian meanwhile finished ahead of names such as the Thomas Voeckler and Giovanni Visconti.

Raleigh’s te...

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Alejandro Valverde wins Ruta Del Sol prologue

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the prologue time trial of the 2013 Ruta Del Sol in Spain on Sunday.

Valverde cruised around the six kilometre circuit two seconds ahead of  second-placed Simon Spilak (Katusha), and four seconds ahead of Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) in third and Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) in fourth.

The four-day UCI 2.1-ranked race continues on Monday with a 163.9km road stage from San Fernando to Ubrique. The race concludes on Wednesday February 20. News story from...

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Alejandro Valverde triumphs in Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Alejando Valverde picked up Movistar's first win of 2013 in the exciting Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana on day three of Challenge Majorca.

Valverde outsprinted Sergio Henao (Team Sky), Robert Gesink (Blanco) and team-mate Rui Costa after an aggressive display in the mountains. Britain's Ben Swift won the bunch sprint for fifth.

Taken from Cycling Weekly where full report can be found.

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