Movistar Team's two leaders both to ride Vuelta a Murcia (Saturday) & Clásica de Almería (Sunday), their first joint appearance of the 2014 season.
Reinforced by their impressive last week, with three stages and the overall victory in the Vuelta a Andalucía for Alejandro Valverde, the Movistar Team riders will be getting back together in southern Spain this weekend for the 34th Vuelta a Murcia(Saturday, March 1) and the 29th Clásica de Almería(Sunday 2).
The Murcian race -190km from Beniel to the hilltop finish in the Castillo de Lorca, featuring the categorized climbs of Cabezo de la Plata, the Alto de Espuña and the Collado Bermejo- will mark the first time together in 2014 for the telephone squad's two main references:Nairo Quintana and AlejandroValverde -3rd in 2013-. The ten-man roster will be completed by brothers Jesúsand José Herrada,Pablo Lastras, Javi Moreno, Rubén Plaza, Dayer Quintana, Enrique Sanzand local José Joaquín Rojas.
At the Andalusian event -with four small ascents on the 178km route between Almeria and Roquetas de Mar-, Valverdeand Quintanawill be showing up again, as well as José Herrada,Moreno,Lastrasand Rojas. The six will be joined by two interesting sprinting forces:Fran Ventosoand Juanjo Lobato. Chente García Acosta will be the Sports Director for both races.