Browsing Archive: June, 2014

Movistar announce Tour de France Team

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, June 30, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

After dominating their home Nationals, Movistar Team brings strong team into the Tour de France 2014 edition with goal of taking Alejandro Valverde to overall top-3 in Paris.

With 22 victories on their season tally and three national titles -Valverde and Malori were crowned ITT champions in Spain and Italy, while Ion Izagirre got the 'rojigualda' jersey in Ponferrada- as a final moral boost, the Movistar Team will head into the 101st edition of the Tour de France. The Grande Boucle, which will...


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Movistar Team take top 6 places in Spanish National TT Championships

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, June 28, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Clean sweep for Movistar Team with all six top performers in Ponferrada's national TT: Valverde -first gold medal-, Izagirre (silver), Castroviejo (bronze), Herrada (4th), Erviti (5th) and Intxausti (6th)

PICTURES Spanish TT Championship gallery

Even the most optimistic predictions couldn't forecast Movistar Team's impressive performance on the Spanish Time Trial Championships held this evening in Ponferrada, over 47 kilometers full of long straights, small climbs and changing winds in and ar...


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Movistar's Malori wins final stage in Route du Sud

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, June 22, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Italian Malori takes superb final ride to win in Route du Sud's final stage; claiming his 3rd win of the season, Movistar Team's 19th. 2nd place overall for Valverde.

Picture (c): Maxime Lafage - La Route du Sud

The 2014 Route du Sud saved another coup of joy for the Movistar Team after Jesús Herrada's success in the opening stage. An action harder and harder to achieve in modern procycling -an attack close to the finish that ends up with a victory against the sprinters' squads- saw Adriano Ma...


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Movistar's Herrada claims the teams 100th victory

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, June 20, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Spanish road champion claims Movistar Team's 100th victory in Payolle ahead of team-mate Valverde after impressive, attacking performance into final climb.

Picture (c): Maxime Lafage - La Route du Sud

Very close to finishing his twelve-month period as Spanish champion with brilliance after success in Bembibre last June, Jesús Herrada (24 in July) offered the Movistar Team an excellent performance in the opening day of the Route du Sud, over 172km from Lectoure to Payolle with two Cat-3 climbs ...


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Movistar announce Tour de France team selection

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

13-rider shortlist to determine Movistar squad's nine men for Tour de France; Alejandro Valverde set to lead squad on French soil.

The Movistar Team's general manager Eusebio Unzué has named thirteen riders for his 101st Tour de France shortlist, nine of them to be present at the Grand Départ in Leeds on July 5. Alejandro Valverde will be the designated leader of the telephone squad in the French grandtour, with eight of the following twelve joining him: Alex Dowsett (GBR), Imanol Erviti, Jo...


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Catriona Morrison wins Zarauzko Triathlon in Spain

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, June 15, 2014, In : Cat Morrison 
Congratulations to Galius supported athlete, Catriona Morrison in winning Saturdays Zarauzko Triathlon in the Basque Country Spain, for the second year running. Catriona completed the 2.9km swim, 81km bike and 20km run course in a time of 4:25:58 with second placed Gaztanaga Dorronsoro nearly 4 minutes behind in 4:29:31.

Catriona 's home made race video can be found here.






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Movistar announce June team squads

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar Team start June schedule after historic success in Giro d'Italia; next challenges Dauphiné, Tour de Suisse and Roude su Sud, where Valverde will line up.

Just seven days after Nairo Quintana's triumph in the Giro d'Italia, the biggest success since Telefónica took over the squad's title sponsorship, the Movistar Team will be back into racing on Sunday for the 66th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné. The eight-day French event will focus its interest on both its first two days -w...


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Movistar's Nairo Quintana becomes new WorldTour No.1

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 
 Movistar Team's Nairo Quintana becomes the new WorldTour No. 1, takes Movistar jersey to the top of the podium in a Grand Tour for the very first time.

The Giro success –Nairo's 20th as pro cyclist and Movistar's 99th as sponsor– increases to thirteen the Grand Tour victory tally for the squad –leading the standings of active WorldTour squads, with 7 Tours, 3 Giros and 3 Vueltas–, and pushed Quintana into the lead of the WorldTour standings. It's the Movistar Team's 17th win of the se...


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