Alejandro Valverde leads a strong squad, looking for the overall victory in Madrid and keep alive their stage-winning streak in Grand Tours, already at 28 on their victory tally this season.

The Movistar Team has announced their nine-man squad for the 68th edition of the Vuelta a España, starting in Galicia on Saturday. Alongside the race's bib number 1 and team leader Alejandro Valverde will be Eros Capecchi, Beñat Intxausti, José Herrada, Javi Moreno, Sylwester Szmyd, Imanol Erviti, Iván Gutiérrez and Pablo Lastras. After his 2nd place overall last year -also conquering two stage wins, as well as the Points and Combination jerseys-, Valvere will try to take his second GC victory after success in 2009, having the full team at his service as the Blues aspire to continue their impressive streak in three-week stageraces. Ever since the Movistar Team came into its first Grand Tour for the 2011 Giro, they have achieved at least one stage victory, sixteen in the last three years.

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