Browsing Archive: March, 2016

Movistar's Quintana wins Volta a Catalunya

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 27, 2016, In : MOVISTAR Team 


After responding to a series of dangerous attacks, and with a Movistar Team that gave the best of itself despite being reduced by illness - José Herrada and Marc Soler joined Rubén Fernández in sick bay, also with symptoms of flu - Nairo Quintana today became the third Colombian rider to win the Volta a Catalunya. The champion from Boyacá imposed his authority on the race economically but decisively, braving the short (134km) and nervous seventh stage, with eight final circuits around Mon...
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Nairo Quintana takes race lead in Catalunya

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, March 24, 2016, In : MOVISTAR Team 


The fire shown by Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) in yesterday's stage, when, of all the big favourites to win the Volta a Catalunya, he was alone in launching repeated attacks on La Molina, burned even brighter today at Port Ainé, propelling him into the race lead overall at the fifth WorldTour race of the season. Nairo finished the stage 2nd behind Belgium's De Gendt (LTS), with sufficient advantage over his GC rivals to take over the race lead. Donning the white and green jersey was the pe...
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Movistar wins Paris-Nice Team GC again

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, March 14, 2016, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Movistar Team left the 74th Paris-Nice with a sweet taste as two good results -the win in the teams’ classification and the fifth place overall for Ion Izagirre- wrapped up a week full of different emotions for the Blues. Ion confirmed himself once again as the sort of ‘third man’ the team can rely on when Quintana and Valverde are not around. The Basque allrounder brilliantly responded today after a hard ascent towards the Madone d’Utelle on Saturday, the peloton broken into pieces d...
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Movistar's Izagirre new KOM leader in Paris-Nice

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, March 7, 2016, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Ion Izaguirre now 4th overall after going on the attack in first road stage of Paris-Nice, a day with snow, dirt sections, crosswinds and attacks. Jesús Herrada punctures, loses 4' across the finish.
Luck worked both ways for the two riders shining the most for the Movistar Team at yesterday's opening Paris-Nice TT. Stage one of the 'Course to the Sun' -198km between Condé and Vendôme, with a final circuit including two double sections of dirt roads-, Jesús Herrada was left out of GC conte...
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