Browsing Archive: April, 2014

Movistar's Herrada takes 2nd spot in shortened Romandie stage one.

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

2nd place behind Albasini (OGE) for Spanish champion in shortened Romandie stage one, jumps into fourth spot overall.

The 2014 Tour de Romandie started as an opportunity for the Movistar Team's youngsters to stand up, and Jesús Herrada profited from it on Wednesday. The Spanish road champion finished in 2nd place in a shortened stage one -only 88.6km- from Brigerbad to Sion, after the Simplonpass (HC) was scapped from the day's route due to snow in the southern Swiss Alps.

The climb of Lens (C...


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Valverde gets 2nd place in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, April 27, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar Team leader Valverde (2nd) beaten by Gerrans (OGE) in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEdge won the second Monument of his career today, beating Movistar's Alejandro Valverde and Michal Kwiatkowski of Omega Pharma-Quick Step to the line to claim victory in the 100th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Defending champion Dan Martin of Garmin Sharp had attacked from a select group inside the final kilometre and as he reeled in the two riders ahead, Katusha's Damiano Cun...


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Valverde wins in the Ardennes

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde from Movistar Team -world-leading eight victories in 2014- conquers second career Flèche Wallonne after splendid final attack through the Mur de Huy.

(Brief) Alejandro Valverde was eager to claim a top victory to crown an impressive start to his 2014 season. Today, at the Flèche Wallonne, the Movistar Team's leader took a splendid job by all his team-mates to fruition in the final meters of the Mur de Huy, the last of eleven climbs in a 199km parcours starting at Bastogne.

The teleph...


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Skin cancer rates surge and now 5 times higher than in the 1970s

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, In : Sun Creams 

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer in Great Britain is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Cancer Research UK statistics show more than 13,000 people develop malignant melanoma each year, compared with around 1,800 in the mid-1970s.

It says the rise is partly due to rising popularity of package holidays to Europe from the late 1960s.

Sunbed use has also fuelled the increase, the charity has said.

Malignant melanoma is now the fifth most common cancer, with mor...


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Movistar Team announces Giro preselection

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

11-man shortlist to shape Movistar squad's official roster for Corsa Rosa's 97th edition.

Movistar Team general manager Eusebio Unzué has defined an 11-rider preselection for the 97th edition of the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast on May 9. Nairo Quintana leads a strong shortlist also featuring Italians Adriano Malori and Eros Capecchi, Polish climber Sylwester Szmyd, Costa Rica's Andrey Amador and Spaniards Fran Ventoso, Pablo Lastras, Igor Antón, Jonathan Castroviejo, Gorka Izagirre...


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Valverde takes 2nd in Markina and will start TT showdown 12 seconds behind Contador

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, April 11, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar Team leader takes 2nd in Markina after offensive attitude in San Miguel climb, will start TT showdown 12" behind Contador (TCS); splendid teamwork crucial again.

Alejandro Valverde and the Movistar Team threw themselves again into turning the 2014 Vuelta al País Vasco on their favour, the race coming into its showdown tomorrow with 14 riders in one minute's gap. The telephone squad went offensive in the finale of stage five -160km between Eibar and Markina-Xemein-, which included fou...


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Valverde puts 2 seconds into Contador

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, April 10, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde puts two seconds on Contador (TCS), closes in on stage victory in País Vasco after offensive Movistar Team launched Herrada, Ion Izagirre on early attacks.

(Brief) No big time gaps were seen during the second big mountain stage of the 2014 Vuelta al País Vasco, with Dutchman Wout Poels (OPQ) taking the victory in the Santuario de Arrate after 151km with five rated climbs from the start in Vitoria. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) came close to stage honours in this year's Itzulia ...


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Alex Dowsett wins TT and takes overall lead in Angers

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Alex Dowestt excels over 6.8km ITT course in Angers to claim Movistar Team's 12th success of the season, seizes lead in overall classification.

Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) confirmed today on stage three of the Circuit de la Sarthe in Angers what he looked able to do after his sixth place in the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial. The British ITT champion made a convincing display over the 6.8km urban course to take the win and the yellow leader's jersey.

Dowsett clocked the fastest time halfway thro...


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Valverde claims victory in the GP Miguel Indurain

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde claims 7th victory of the season, Movistar Team's 11th at the GP Miguel Indurain, breaks 16-year streak without victories for Unzué's riders in only Navarran pro race.

(Brief) No riders from Eusebio Unzué's squads have won the only pro cycling race in Navarra since 1998, the last edition ridden under the name of Trofeo Foral. Saturday marked the end of such streak as Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) claimed a brilliant victory in the GP Miguel Indurain, held over 187km with more t...


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Movistar Team announces early April team line ups

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

GP Indurain (Saturday), Vuelta a la Rioja, Ronde van Vlaanderen (Sunday), Vuelta al País Vasco (Monday-Saturday 12) mark next spring challenges for Spanish squad.

The Movistar Team will be kicking off its April calendar on Saturday with their home race, the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain, start of an intense, nine-day schedule that will lead them to the Ronde van Vlaanderen and the Vuelta a La Rioja a day later, before the Vuelta al País Vasco departs from Ordizia on Monday for six demanding st...


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