Browsing Archive: March, 2017

Movistar Team dominates Volta

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 26, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Valverde rounds off second Catalunya GC success with third stage win in Barcelona; Soler takes magnificent 3rd overall, Blues finish as best team in a race they owned for the entire week.

Alejandro Valverde crowned its overall victory in the 97th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya with a third stage victory in Barcelona. 'Bala'  claimed honours at the 138km course, with eight laps of the famous Montjuïc mountain, to again respond to perfect Movistar team-work. Dan Martin's (QST) acceleration into the...
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Valverde wins Stage 5 of Volta and overall lead.

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, March 24, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Valverde claims sensational victory, the Movistar Team's 11th of the 2017 season, after immense Lo Port climb -with huge support from Marc Soler (4th)- to reach top of GC in Volta, just two days from the end of the race.Alejandro Valverde was again unstoppable on the Cat-1 climb of Lo Port, end of stage five in the Volta a Catalunya. The Movistar Team's GC hope got back to the race leader on Friday, three days after being neglected the jersey following a controversional, collective one-minute...
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Valverde wins Stage 3 of Volta

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Alejandro Valverde claims 101st career victory atop La Molina, clinches 10th success for Blues in 2017 by beating top GC contenders in Volta.

After a controversial decision regarding the Movistar Team victory on Tuesday, the telephone squad stroke back in the best way possible, claiming a fantastic win with Alejandro Valverde on stage three of the Volta a Catalunya, finishing atop the Cat-1 climb of La Molina. The Spanish rider took his 101st pro success ahead of Dan Martin (QST), who anticipa...
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Movistar Team wins Volta a Catalunya TTT in Banyoles

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


A magnificent ride rewarded the whole Movistar Team with their 10th success of the 2017 season on stage two of the Volta a Catalunya, a 41km TTT in Banyoles where the squad directed by José Luis Arrieta and José Luis Laguía narrowly edged out World champions BMC after the latter clocked a time impossible to beat for their rivals.

The telephone squad was the only one able to compete against the American team, initially putting eight seconds on the red formation after 21km in. The Blues resis...
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Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico for second time

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) had no troubles to cover the 10km individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto and seal his second overall triumph in Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday, two years after claiming his first 'trident' in 2015 with a similar procedure as for the last week of racing: leaving his rivals behind into the Terminillo climb and holding them off into the TT showdown.

Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC, 2nd), winner of today's final stage, and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ, 3rd) joi...
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Quintana destroys rivals to win Titteno-Adriatico stage four and take overall lead.

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 11, 2017, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Quintana claims third win of the season, Movistar Team's eighth in 2017 to lead Tirreno-Adriatico GC: serene as a true champion, breaking apart from favourites one by one after great work from Castroviejo & Blues.

Quintana left his rivals behind with a series of accelerations in the final kilometers. One way or another, Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) fulfilled expectations to take the GC lead in Tirreno-Adriatico on top of the Monte Terminillo. The Colombian got full support from an excellent ...
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