Browsing Archive: March, 2014

Galius Sport Chamois Cream Rider Review

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, March 27, 2014, In : GALIUS SPORT Chamois Cream 
Read what Raleigh staff member thought about the Galius Sport Chamois Cream.
Review can be found here.


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Quintana survives Vallter snow and extreme cold

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, March 27, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Humidity and intense cold strike Movistar Team leader, 5th in Catalunya's queen stage and now three seconds off GC podium. Plaza leads long, early breakaway.

Although the day started with sunny skies in Alp, things turned to the worse during the Queen stage of the 2014 Volta a Catalunya. The weather became Nairo Quintana's enemy, the flu contracted in the Giro d'Italia recon still affecting him after several days and making things even more difficult with humidity of the snow that fell over th...


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Quintana into 3rd overall in the Volta a Catalunya

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Great Movistar Team work leads Quintana into 3rd place in La Molina, first mountain-top finish in the Volta, with no big gaps registered between the main favourites. Rodríguez (KAT) seizes GC lead.

It was an equalled, short battle for the main GC contenders on day three of the 2014 Volta a Catalunya, the first mountainous round of the 94th edition over 163 kilometers starting at Banyoles and finishing atop La Molina (Cat-1). Local hero Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT) took the win in front of countrym...


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Lobato takes 4th in Milan-San Remo and Movistar Team now Lead World Tour rankings.

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 23, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Andalusian rider excels in first San Remo appearance, pushes Movistar Team into 2014 WorldTour lead after unfortunate start, with Rojas crashing out.

It started off with misfortune for the Movistar Team, yet it finished with enormous hope on a youngster's bright future. Juanjo Lobato made a magnificent debut in Milano-Sanremo, again infamously demanding on its 294km entirely covered under cold and rain, by finishing 4th into a reduced field sprint as Alexander Kristoff (KAT) raised his arms. T...


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Quintana to lead Movistar Team in Volta a Catalunya

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Quintana -stage winner plus 4th overall last year- to lead Movistar Team at 94th Volta after recent podium in Tirreno-Adriatico.

Less than 24 hours after Milano-Sanremo comes to an end, the Movistar Team will continue with their WorldTour schedule at the 94th Volta a Catalunya, from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th. The 2014 course, which features no time trials, will see its GC sorted out at the mountain-top finishes of La Molina (Wednesday) and most notably Vallter 2000 (Thursday), which witnessed...


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Not sure which Galius Massage product to use.

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : GALIUS Massage Products 
We often get asked which GALIUS Massage product to use, so we have produced a simple explanatory table. Depending on the time available for massaging or stretching, the weather and other variables there is a GALIUS product designed for you.



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Movistar's Malori wins Tirreno-Adriatico TT

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Malori beats Cancellara, Wiggins and Martin for his 2nd win in Blue -Movistar Team's 10th in the 2014 season- as Quintana beats podium rivals in final ITT to claim second overall in Tirreno-Adriatico.

(Brief) Not even the most optimistic predictions could expect such an excellent result from Movistar Team in the final time trial of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico, a completely flat, 9km race in San Benedetto del Tronto, where two of their top riders would produce almost identical surprises. Adriano...


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Movistar's Rojas takes 2nd overall in Paris-Nice.

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 16, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Vichot (FDJ) becomes Spaniard's tormentor - 2nd in Nice, 4th in the overall by just 1sec. Movistar wins Paris-Nice teams' overall classification.

The final podium José Joaquín Rojas fought for and suffered for eight days in Paris-Nice went neglected into the very last sprint, contested in the Promenade des Anglais of the Côte d'Azur's capital after 128km full of small climbs. The Spanish rider from the Movistar Team ended 4th overall in the 'Course of the Sun' after taking 2nd, by few centi...


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Quintana keeps hold of Tirreno podium

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 16, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar Team's Quiintana only man brave enough to combat Contador's hammer through the Passo Lanciano, sits now in 2nd overall before Tuesday's TT showdown.

At almost two months' distance from his first big battle of the 2014 season in the Giro d'Italia, Nairo Quintana completed today a notable first approach to the mountains in the cycling spring. Despite being still far from his best condition, the Colombian talent from the Movistar Team showed his commiment at the Passo Lanciano, demanding...


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Quintana takes 2nd place on mountain stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 15, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar squad's demonstration into first mountain stage of Tirreno-Adriatico sets Quintana into provisional GC podium after taking 2nd in Selva Rotonda, behind Contador (TCS)

(Brief) It was an exciting first mountainous round today in the 49th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico, the longest stage in this year's race (244km) taking the riders from Indicatore to the Selva Rotonda climb in Cittareale, a 14km ascent at 5% average gradient which saw Alberto Contador (TCS) winning in front of a fine Nair...


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Movistar's Rojas in 5th on Stage 6 Paris-Nice

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Jose Joaquin Rojas maintains 5th overall in París-Niza -24" behind dual stage winner, new GC leader Betancur (ALM); 6secs away from podium- after hardest day - chances for him at Biot's uphill on Saturday. Movistar lead teams' overall.

In a race with no big climbs, full of attacks and changes, José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar Team) had a serious test today into the most demanding stage of the 2014 Paris-Nice, which the Spaniard covered with a notable result. The 221km trek en route to the 'Mur'...


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Movistar take 3rd spot in Tirreno-Adriatic's TTT

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

3rd place for a solid, focused Movistar squad at Tirreno-Adriatico's opening ride to San Vincenzo, just eighteen seconds behind world champions OPQS.

It was a surprise for many to see the Movistar Team excelling at the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico twelve months ago to take second, beating some of the world's best squads in their way. However, it was sort of a confirmation -yet another one- for them as they claimed 3rd on day one of the 2014 edition, a 18.5km course from Donoratico to San...


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Valverde wins Roma Maxima

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 9, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Superb performance by the Valverde -attacking with 40k from the finish- awards him sixth win of the season, crowning splendid Movistar teamwork all day.

(Brief) Enormous ambition, courage and class only reachable by the best riders in the peloton, just like him. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) claimed one of his most beautiful victories as professional cyclist in the 2nd edition of Roma Maxima. The Spaniard crowned in the Via dei Fori Imperiali, next to the Colosseo, a splendid offensive fr...


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Podium place for Valverde in the Strade Bianche

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

3rd place for Movistar Team leader Valverde behind Kwiatkowski (OPQ) and Sagan (CAN) after solid team performance with notable effort from Andrey Amador.

(Brief) Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) became today the first Spaniard to take a podium place in the Strade Bianche, whose 8th edition turned into a top-class fight all the way through the 200km route -with ten sterrato sections of gravel over the hills in Tuscany- from San Gimignano to the Piazza del Campo in Siena. The Murcian took 3rd ...


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Movistar Team fine tune equipment in Mercedes AMG F1 Wind Tunnel

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Seven riders from the telephone squad visited Drag2Zero's facility at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 headquarters, looking to improve their aerodynamic performance through exhaustive, three-day tests.

In the high-end, futuristic scene of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team's headquarters, seven riders from the Movistar Team spent their last few days before the busy racing schedule they will start tackling this weekend. Beñat Intxausti, Ion Izagirre, Adriano Malori, Jonathan Castroviejo and Alex Dowse...

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Movistar Team announces early March rosters

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

The Movistar squad starts a busy 12-day stint with five competitions: three classics in Italy -GP Camaiore, Strade Bianche, Roma Máxima- and the WorldTour's return in Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Following a sparkling start to their 2014 season, with eight victories, the Movistar Team will fulfill a busy schedule during the upcoming two weeks, taking part in three one-day events in Italy –the GP Camaiore (Thursday), the Strade Bianche (Saturday) and Roma Maxima (Sunday)– and the two ...


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Team Raleigh notch up two wins over the weekend

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, March 3, 2014,

Ian Wilkinson wins Saturdays Eddie Soens Memorial Race.

Ian Wilkinson notched up Team Raleigh’s first home soil win of the season today (Saturday, 1st March 2014) with victory in the first major race of the calendar, the Eddie Soens Memorial Race in Aintree.
In the biggest British race of the season so far, Wilkinson’s blistering sprint enabled him to edge breakaway compatriots Graham Briggs and Rob Partridge in a sprint for the line.


Followed by Alexandre Blain's Severn Bridge Road Race vi...

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Movistar's Lobato takes 2nd place in Almeria sprint finish.

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

2nd place for Andalusian sprint in Roquetas after courageous gamble from Movistar, controlling the pack and breaking it up into final sidewinds. Ventoso (4th), Rojas (6th) round up team's presence.

He already took 2nd in one of the mass sprints in the Dubai Tour, and unfortunately he couldn't take that thorn off his side today. Juanjo Lobato came close again to a first win in Movistar Team colours in the 29th Clásica de Almería, controlled entirely by the telephone squad over the 178km cours...


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Valverde continues winning streak

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde continues his impressive campaign on home soil -five wins, eight already for the Movistar Team- with an early attack into Collado Bermejo downhill plus an impressive final kick in the Castillo de Lorca.

It's been an unstoppable start of the 2014 season for Alejandro Valverde. The Movistar Team's leader has conquered the Castillo de Lorca, finish of the 34th Vuelta a Murcia, after yet another excellent performance from his team-mates on Saturday. It was Enrique Sanz in charge of protec...


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