Browsing Archive: February, 2017

Valverde claims 100th Pro Win

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, February 20, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Valverde confirms fifth GC success in Ruta del Sol; enters history once again by reaching hundred victories, only achieved by three currently active riders. Movistar Team notches up sixth win in just 15 days.

Alejandro Valverde continues to write his legend as one of the best cyclists the world has ever seen. Sunday 19 February, just over fifteen years since his pro debut, the 36-year-old from Murcia claimed his 100th victory in the sport's top category, a figure only reached by three currentl...
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Movistar's Castroviejo wins Volta ao Algarve Stage 3 TT

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, February 18, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Jonathan Castroviejo claimed a sensational win on stage three of the Volta ao Algarve, a 18km individual time trial in and around Sagres where the current European TT champion obtained the Movistar Team's fifth success of the 2017 season. The Basque allrounder claimed success over a flat, windy course suiting heavier competitors, the man from Getxo managing to beat World champion Tony Martin (KAT) by four seconds and leave race leader Primoz Roglic (TLJ) five seconds behind. 'Castro' now sits...
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Movistar's Valverde wins opening stage of Ruta del Sol

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took victory in the opening stage of the Ruta del Sol, winning the sprint ahead of an elite group of climbers that went clear over the final ascent of the day.

Valverde did everything that could be done to chase the victory and make the fans happy. Going on the attack in both the ascent and the downhill of the Cat-1 Alto de Monachil, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) completed a superb day of racing on stage one of the 63rd Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía with an as...
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Nairo Quintana wins Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana overall

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Nairo claims 13th stage race as a pro cyclist with Movistar Team in Spain, starts 2017 competitive season with success after excellent work from Blues.

Even though today's stage looked like it would be more difficult than than the real outcome, due to strong winds that ultimately forced to shorten it by almost 80km, Nairo Quintana and Movistar Team had no troubles to claim overall success in the 2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The 51 kilometers between Paterna and Valencia, including fiv...
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Nairo Quintana blows field away at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, February 4, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Quintana came into the decisive day of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana with a 54” deficit against the GC leader, a gap seemingly unsurmountable in only four kilometers of definitive climbing, yet Saturday brought a pure exhibition by Quintana in the Mas de la Costa ascent, one of the most amazing display in his already-prolific career, to take over the leader’s jersey, claim the Movistar Team’s first success of the 2017 season and celebrate his 27th birthday in style.

Helped out by h...
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