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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 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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Valverde moves into 3rd overall on Stage 6 of Dauphine with Movistar leading Team overall place

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, June 12, 2015, In : MOVISTAR Team 

What looked as the least difficult of the three mountain stages remaining in the Critérium du Dauphiné -183km with only a Cat-1 ascent, the Col du Rousset, far from the finish in Villard-de-Lans- eventually offered real fireworks thanks to foul weather and the riders' attitude, which the Movistar Team played a huge role in making enjoyable. Alejandro Valverde finished in 3rd place and bounced back after suffering yesterday into the final climb of Pra Loup; the Spaniard gave everything he'd ...


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Movistar's Intxausti takes 4th place and 2nd overall on Stage 5 of Dauphine

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, June 11, 2015, In : MOVISTAR Team 


First big mountain stage on Thursday led the riders through five ascents (161km) towards the ski station of Pra Loup (Cat-2), via the Col d'Allos (Cat-1).

The Basque rider took a fine fourth spot after being the only man willing to respond a late attack by Chris Froome (SKY), always in pursuit of Romain Bardet (ALM) after the Frenchman opened a big gap with a move into the technical, narrow descent of the penulaimte ascent. Bardet reached the finish with almost 40" over his nearest rivals.

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Valverde leads Movistar Team for Dauphine Classic

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, June 4, 2015, In : MOVISTAR Team 

After claiming his third success in both Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liege during the spring classics and take some rest to later focuse on training prior to the summer in Sierra Nevada, Alejandro Valverde will be back leading the Movistar Team at the 67th Critérium du Dauphiné (Sunday 7th - Sunday 14th). Briton Alex Dowsett, Frenchman John Gadret, Australian Rory Sutherland and Spaniards José Herrada, Jonathan Castroviejo, Gorka Izagirre and Beñat Intxausti -the latter as only o...


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Movistar's Malori wins opening TT of Tirreno Adriatico

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : MOVISTAR Team 

After becoming a surprise victor exactly twelve months ago by beating Wiggins, Martin and Cancellara over the same 10km course that will close the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico, Adriano Malori has tasted the flavor of success again on Wednesday with a short victory over the Swiss rider in the 5.7km prologue of the 'Race of the Two Seas' in Lido di Camaiore. The Italian champion from the Movistar Team tackled the initial disadvantage of a course almost tailor-made for explosive riders -6'02" was the ...
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Ventoso completes Movistar Team 2015 squad.

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Veteran Spanish rider to fulfill his 5th season with Unzué after huge work as a domestique throughout the 2014 season.

After a 2014 season full of commitment towards team duties -firstly supporting Nairo Quintana, with whom he conquered the Giro d'Italia, then with Juanjo Lobato, leading out the young Andalusian into the sprints-, Fran Ventoso has extended his contract with the Movistar Team for an additional season. The Spaniard, 32, came close to victory three times early last season -in Sa...


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Movistar announce Tour de France Team

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, June 30, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

After dominating their home Nationals, Movistar Team brings strong team into the Tour de France 2014 edition with goal of taking Alejandro Valverde to overall top-3 in Paris.

With 22 victories on their season tally and three national titles -Valverde and Malori were crowned ITT champions in Spain and Italy, while Ion Izagirre got the 'rojigualda' jersey in Ponferrada- as a final moral boost, the Movistar Team will head into the 101st edition of the Tour de France. The Grande Boucle, which will...


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Movistar Team take top 6 places in Spanish National TT Championships

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, June 28, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Clean sweep for Movistar Team with all six top performers in Ponferrada's national TT: Valverde -first gold medal-, Izagirre (silver), Castroviejo (bronze), Herrada (4th), Erviti (5th) and Intxausti (6th)

PICTURES Spanish TT Championship gallery

Even the most optimistic predictions couldn't forecast Movistar Team's impressive performance on the Spanish Time Trial Championships held this evening in Ponferrada, over 47 kilometers full of long straights, small climbs and changing winds in and ar...


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Movistar's Nairo Quintana becomes new WorldTour No.1

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 
 Movistar Team's Nairo Quintana becomes the new WorldTour No. 1, takes Movistar jersey to the top of the podium in a Grand Tour for the very first time.

The Giro success –Nairo's 20th as pro cyclist and Movistar's 99th as sponsor– increases to thirteen the Grand Tour victory tally for the squad –leading the standings of active WorldTour squads, with 7 Tours, 3 Giros and 3 Vueltas–, and pushed Quintana into the lead of the WorldTour standings. It's the Movistar Team's 17th win of the se...


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Movistar name Giro team

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Nairo Quintana to lead Blues for the first time in a Grand Tour during the 97th edition of the 'Corsa Rosa', starting on Friday.

Nairo Quintana, Jonathan Castroviejo, Andrey Amador, José Herrada, Adriano Malori, Eros Capecchi, Gorka Izagirre, Igor Antón and Fran Ventoso are the nine riders the Movistar Team will take to the 97th edition of the Giro d'Italia (Friday 9 - Sunday, June 1). The first Grand Tour of the year, which will start in Belfast and spend three days of racing in the island ...


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Movistar's Herrada takes 2nd spot in shortened Romandie stage one.

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

2nd place behind Albasini (OGE) for Spanish champion in shortened Romandie stage one, jumps into fourth spot overall.

The 2014 Tour de Romandie started as an opportunity for the Movistar Team's youngsters to stand up, and Jesús Herrada profited from it on Wednesday. The Spanish road champion finished in 2nd place in a shortened stage one -only 88.6km- from Brigerbad to Sion, after the Simplonpass (HC) was scapped from the day's route due to snow in the southern Swiss Alps.

The climb of Lens (C...


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Valverde gets 2nd place in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, April 27, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar Team leader Valverde (2nd) beaten by Gerrans (OGE) in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEdge won the second Monument of his career today, beating Movistar's Alejandro Valverde and Michal Kwiatkowski of Omega Pharma-Quick Step to the line to claim victory in the 100th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Defending champion Dan Martin of Garmin Sharp had attacked from a select group inside the final kilometre and as he reeled in the two riders ahead, Katusha's Damiano Cun...


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Valverde wins in the Ardennes

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde from Movistar Team -world-leading eight victories in 2014- conquers second career Flèche Wallonne after splendid final attack through the Mur de Huy.

(Brief) Alejandro Valverde was eager to claim a top victory to crown an impressive start to his 2014 season. Today, at the Flèche Wallonne, the Movistar Team's leader took a splendid job by all his team-mates to fruition in the final meters of the Mur de Huy, the last of eleven climbs in a 199km parcours starting at Bastogne.

The teleph...


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Movistar Team announces Giro preselection

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

11-man shortlist to shape Movistar squad's official roster for Corsa Rosa's 97th edition.

Movistar Team general manager Eusebio Unzué has defined an 11-rider preselection for the 97th edition of the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast on May 9. Nairo Quintana leads a strong shortlist also featuring Italians Adriano Malori and Eros Capecchi, Polish climber Sylwester Szmyd, Costa Rica's Andrey Amador and Spaniards Fran Ventoso, Pablo Lastras, Igor Antón, Jonathan Castroviejo, Gorka Izagirre...


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Alex Dowsett wins TT and takes overall lead in Angers

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Alex Dowestt excels over 6.8km ITT course in Angers to claim Movistar Team's 12th success of the season, seizes lead in overall classification.

Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) confirmed today on stage three of the Circuit de la Sarthe in Angers what he looked able to do after his sixth place in the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial. The British ITT champion made a convincing display over the 6.8km urban course to take the win and the yellow leader's jersey.

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Valverde claims victory in the GP Miguel Indurain

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde claims 7th victory of the season, Movistar Team's 11th at the GP Miguel Indurain, breaks 16-year streak without victories for Unzué's riders in only Navarran pro race.

(Brief) No riders from Eusebio Unzué's squads have won the only pro cycling race in Navarra since 1998, the last edition ridden under the name of Trofeo Foral. Saturday marked the end of such streak as Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) claimed a brilliant victory in the GP Miguel Indurain, held over 187km with more t...


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Movistar Team announces early April team line ups

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

GP Indurain (Saturday), Vuelta a la Rioja, Ronde van Vlaanderen (Sunday), Vuelta al País Vasco (Monday-Saturday 12) mark next spring challenges for Spanish squad.

The Movistar Team will be kicking off its April calendar on Saturday with their home race, the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain, start of an intense, nine-day schedule that will lead them to the Ronde van Vlaanderen and the Vuelta a La Rioja a day later, before the Vuelta al País Vasco departs from Ordizia on Monday for six demanding st...


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Movistar's Malori wins Tirreno-Adriatico TT

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Malori beats Cancellara, Wiggins and Martin for his 2nd win in Blue -Movistar Team's 10th in the 2014 season- as Quintana beats podium rivals in final ITT to claim second overall in Tirreno-Adriatico.

(Brief) Not even the most optimistic predictions could expect such an excellent result from Movistar Team in the final time trial of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico, a completely flat, 9km race in San Benedetto del Tronto, where two of their top riders would produce almost identical surprises. Adriano...


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Quintana takes 2nd place on mountain stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 15, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar squad's demonstration into first mountain stage of Tirreno-Adriatico sets Quintana into provisional GC podium after taking 2nd in Selva Rotonda, behind Contador (TCS)

(Brief) It was an exciting first mountainous round today in the 49th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico, the longest stage in this year's race (244km) taking the riders from Indicatore to the Selva Rotonda climb in Cittareale, a 14km ascent at 5% average gradient which saw Alberto Contador (TCS) winning in front of a fine Nair...


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Movistar's Rojas in 5th on Stage 6 Paris-Nice

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Jose Joaquin Rojas maintains 5th overall in París-Niza -24" behind dual stage winner, new GC leader Betancur (ALM); 6secs away from podium- after hardest day - chances for him at Biot's uphill on Saturday. Movistar lead teams' overall.

In a race with no big climbs, full of attacks and changes, José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar Team) had a serious test today into the most demanding stage of the 2014 Paris-Nice, which the Spaniard covered with a notable result. The 221km trek en route to the 'Mur'...


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Movistar take 3rd spot in Tirreno-Adriatic's TTT

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

3rd place for a solid, focused Movistar squad at Tirreno-Adriatico's opening ride to San Vincenzo, just eighteen seconds behind world champions OPQS.

It was a surprise for many to see the Movistar Team excelling at the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico twelve months ago to take second, beating some of the world's best squads in their way. However, it was sort of a confirmation -yet another one- for them as they claimed 3rd on day one of the 2014 edition, a 18.5km course from Donoratico to San...


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Valverde wins Roma Maxima

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 9, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Superb performance by the Valverde -attacking with 40k from the finish- awards him sixth win of the season, crowning splendid Movistar teamwork all day.

(Brief) Enormous ambition, courage and class only reachable by the best riders in the peloton, just like him. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) claimed one of his most beautiful victories as professional cyclist in the 2nd edition of Roma Maxima. The Spaniard crowned in the Via dei Fori Imperiali, next to the Colosseo, a splendid offensive fr...


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Podium place for Valverde in the Strade Bianche

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

3rd place for Movistar Team leader Valverde behind Kwiatkowski (OPQ) and Sagan (CAN) after solid team performance with notable effort from Andrey Amador.

(Brief) Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) became today the first Spaniard to take a podium place in the Strade Bianche, whose 8th edition turned into a top-class fight all the way through the 200km route -with ten sterrato sections of gravel over the hills in Tuscany- from San Gimignano to the Piazza del Campo in Siena. The Murcian took 3rd ...


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Movistar Team fine tune equipment in Mercedes AMG F1 Wind Tunnel

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Seven riders from the telephone squad visited Drag2Zero's facility at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 headquarters, looking to improve their aerodynamic performance through exhaustive, three-day tests.

In the high-end, futuristic scene of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team's headquarters, seven riders from the Movistar Team spent their last few days before the busy racing schedule they will start tackling this weekend. Beñat Intxausti, Ion Izagirre, Adriano Malori, Jonathan Castroviejo and Alex Dowse...

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Movistar Team announces early March rosters

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

The Movistar squad starts a busy 12-day stint with five competitions: three classics in Italy -GP Camaiore, Strade Bianche, Roma Máxima- and the WorldTour's return in Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Following a sparkling start to their 2014 season, with eight victories, the Movistar Team will fulfill a busy schedule during the upcoming two weeks, taking part in three one-day events in Italy –the GP Camaiore (Thursday), the Strade Bianche (Saturday) and Roma Maxima (Sunday)– and the two ...


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Team Raleigh notch up two wins over the weekend

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, March 3, 2014,

Ian Wilkinson wins Saturdays Eddie Soens Memorial Race.

Ian Wilkinson notched up Team Raleigh’s first home soil win of the season today (Saturday, 1st March 2014) with victory in the first major race of the calendar, the Eddie Soens Memorial Race in Aintree.
In the biggest British race of the season so far, Wilkinson’s blistering sprint enabled him to edge breakaway compatriots Graham Briggs and Rob Partridge in a sprint for the line.


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Movistar's Lobato takes 2nd place in Almeria sprint finish.

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

2nd place for Andalusian sprint in Roquetas after courageous gamble from Movistar, controlling the pack and breaking it up into final sidewinds. Ventoso (4th), Rojas (6th) round up team's presence.

He already took 2nd in one of the mass sprints in the Dubai Tour, and unfortunately he couldn't take that thorn off his side today. Juanjo Lobato came close again to a first win in Movistar Team colours in the 29th Clásica de Almería, controlled entirely by the telephone squad over the 178km cours...


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Valverde continues winning streak

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde continues his impressive campaign on home soil -five wins, eight already for the Movistar Team- with an early attack into Collado Bermejo downhill plus an impressive final kick in the Castillo de Lorca.

It's been an unstoppable start of the 2014 season for Alejandro Valverde. The Movistar Team's leader has conquered the Castillo de Lorca, finish of the 34th Vuelta a Murcia, after yet another excellent performance from his team-mates on Saturday. It was Enrique Sanz in charge of protec...


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Ruta del Sol win for Valverde

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, February 23, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde claims third consecutive Vuelta a Andalucía, equals best season start - Movistar Team victory tally up to 7, biggest account in four years with Blue jersey.

(Brief) The expected script was played to perfection by Alejandro Valverde in the final day of the 2014 Vuelta a Andalucía. The Murcian has made history in the Ruta del Sol by becoming the first-ever rider to take three overall victories in southern Spain, and claiming them consecutively. The Movistar leader and his team-mates h...


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Valverde maintains lead before final stage

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, February 22, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde, Movistar Team still leading Andalucía overall with 24 hours remaining after uneventful stage towards Sevilla. Ciolek (MTN) claims bunch sprint win.

After three days of demanding efforts, the Movistar Team and Alejandro Valverde had a calm day on stage three of the 60th Vuelta a Andalucía, the flattest of this year's race over 182km between Sanlúcar la Mayor and Sevilla. The bunch sprint did not lack polemics, as Belgian Roy Jans (WGG) celebrated the win only to see its short winni...


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Valverde makes it 3 stage wins in a row

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Third victory in as many days in Andalucía for Movistar Team leader, with no opposition at Cabra's mountain-top finish after yet another exceptional piece of teamwork from the Blues.

Alejandro Valverde and the Movistar Team's ambitions don't find any response from their rivals in the 60th Vuelta a Andalucía, unbeatable so far for the telephone squad. The Spaniard raised his arms victorious again atop the Santuario de la Virgen de la Sierra de Cabra, the end of the longest day in this year's ...


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Valverde wins Stage 2 in Vuelta a Andalucia

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde claims back-to-back victories in Jaén, keeping control in Vuelta a Andalucía after outstanding work from the whole Movistar Team in the most demanding stage, prelude of another hilltop finish in Cabra

(Brief) Alejandro Valverde's love story with Jaén and the Vuelta a Andalucía had yet another chapter today on the slopes of the Castillo de Santa Catalina, the finish of the 60th Ruta del Sol's hardest stage over 187 kilometers and six rated climbs, no rest allowed from the very star...


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Movistar's Valverde claims 1st 2014 win

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Valverde repeats 2013 performance at opening prologue in the Vuelta a Andalucía, confirms Movistar Team's potential with Ion Izagirre (3rd) and Moreno (7th) all in top-ten places.

The 60th Vuelta a Andalucía started off with a bang for the Movistar Team as Alejandro Valverde will wear the leader's jersey on Thursday, following a convincing win in the 7.3km opening prologue in the outskirts of Almería. The Spaniard had good references from the start of the day thanks to good performances fro...


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Movistar's Fran Ventosa takes 2nd spot and moves into 2nd overall in Mallorca

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Second place behind Meersman (OPQ) in closing Mallorca trophy for the Spaniard, already near to victory in San Luis; strong performance by Plaza, Antón in early break.

After being left out of contention yesterday in the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, the Movistar Team bounced back to their best performance today in the last day of competition in the 2014 Challenge Mallorca: the Trofeo Muro - Port d'Alcudia, a 162km, mid-mountain route with four rated climbs that made for a fast race full of atta...


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Movistar Team Launch

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

The Movistar Team, winners of the 2013 UCI WorldTour, launched their 2014 season on Friday at Telefónica's headquarts in Madrid. The event was attended by Telefónica CEO César Alierta, Public Issues' Global Director Carlos López Blanco and the squad's General Manager Eusebio Unzué. The 27 riders wore the blue and green jersey with which they will cover Movistar's fourh season in the top division of professional cycling. 

Telefónica came back into cycling sponsoring three years ago, in Fe...


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Quintana for the Giro and Valverde for the Tour

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Quintana granted Movistar Team's leading role in Italy for the first time in a Grand Tour; Both expected to race Vuelta a España.


Movistar Team has decided the calendar its two leaders, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde, will cover this year. The Colombian rider will tackle the Giro d'Italia as designated leader of the telephone squad, while Valverde will we carrying the Blue flag at the Tour de France. Excluding any physical troubles, both will be at the helm of the Vuelta a España rost...


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Dream start for Movistar Team

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, January 26, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Nairo Quintana rounds off final success at 8th Tour de San Luis in Argentina; Blues claim two stage wins plus overall victory with the Colombian.

There couldn't have been a better result for Movistar Team in the 8th edition of the Tour de San Luis, the most important stagerace in South America. Nairo Quintana had no troubles during the final day of the Argentinian event -148km from the province's capital to Terrazas del Portezuelo, with a final mass sprint won by Sacha Modolo (LAM) as Fran Ven...


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Movistar's Malori wins San Luis Stage 5 and Quintana seizes overall lead

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Adriano Malori wins first-ever TT as Movistar Team rider in Argentina -with Amador in 5th-; Nairo Quintana seizes overall lead with two days left.

It was an unforgettable Friday evening for the Movistar Team in the 8th Tour de San Luis, fortune giving its best face to the riders directed by José Luis Jaimerena. After Thursday's convincing win by Nairo Quintana atop the Cerro El Amago, the telephone squad upped their victory account to two with Adriano Malori, the strongest man on the 19-kilom...


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Nairo Quintana wins Stage 4 of Tour de San Luis

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, January 24, 2014, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Quintana takes first 2014 win for Movistar Team, climbs into 2nd overall in the Tour de San Luis after impressive teamwork plus offensive tactics from foot of Cerro El Amago

Nairo Quintana made predictions right and proved again his impressive climbing abilities to make for a brilliant opening to Movistar Team's 2014 season. The Colombian rider offered a great exhibition through the ascent of the Cerro El Amago, the highest climb of the 8th Tour de San Luis and second mountain-top finish of th...


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Movistar Team receive UCI World Tour prizes

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, December 20, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Eusebio Unzué and Alejandro Valverde receive trophies as top finishers in the WorldTour ranking from UCI president Brian Cookson

The headquarters of the Spanish Sports Council in Madrid was the venue for the trophy presentation of the 2013 UCI WorldTour, its rankings dominated by Spanish cycling after claiming all individual, team and nation awards. Movistar Team had double protagonism in the event as they were handed over the prize as the best team from last season, with Eusebio Unzué recei...


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Movistar open 2014 season with Tour Down Under and Argentina

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Lobato, debutant Dayer Quintana, Malori all to make their first outing in Movistar Team colours at the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis, the Blues' first races of the year (January 19-26)

Just over thirty days before the start of the 2014 season, the Movistar Team has already defined its selections for their first two races. At the 16th Tour Down Under (Australia, January 21-26), inaugural event of the UCI WorldTour over six stages -including two demanding finishes in Montacute (Thursd...


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Alex Dowsett's first season with Movistar

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, November 8, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

A true powerhouse, a wonderful person. Dowsett joined the Movistar Team amid doubts from fans and press, and completed his first season in Blue with a stage win in his first-ever GT and the third consecutive British ITT title

The Essex boy, turned 25 in October, earned respect once again from his rivals in the peloton this year, and also brought his kind character and his great spirit to a successful team which is proud to have him on its ranks. The long, 54-kilometer individual time trial in ...


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Lobato to bring Movistar more speed

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Cádiz-based rider, the most promising sprinter in the national peloton, to increase Movistar Team's sprinting power with his youth (24) and quality -already six wins in the pro scene-

The Movistar Team continues to reinforce its roster for next season and has ensured the services of one of the biggest up-and-coming prospects in the Spanish peloton. Andalusian Juanjo Lobato (Euskaltel-Euskadi) will make part of the telephone squad for the next three years, looking to confirm his sprinting abil...


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Telefonica extends sponsorship of Movistar Team for next 3 years

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


The Telephone squad closed a successful 2013 season yesterday with victory for Beñat Intxausti at Tour of Beijing; and will continue to enjoy sponsorship that fits in with company's new strategy, adding visibility in both Europe, Latin America and Asia

STATISTICS (DOWNLOAD / PDF) | Three years of success

Telefónica announced on Wednesday that it will extend its commitment to sport as they continue to support Movistar Team for the next three years. The team concluded its 2013 season yesterday ...


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Benat Intxausti takes overall victory in Tour of Beijing

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Beñat Intxausti conquered the Tour of Beijing after magnificent defense from team-mates into final stage through the streets of Beijing; Movistar Team ends 2013 season as top squad in the World Tour rankings

(Brief) There were no troubles for Beñat Intxausti to retain his jersey and climb onto the highest step of 3rd Tour of Beijing's final podium, the final competition for the Movistar Team in 2013 coming to an end on Tuesday with 117km on the streets of the Chinese capital city, starting a...


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Strong Movistar Team for Tour of Beijing

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Movistar Team brings a strong squad into Tour of Beijing, looking for a successful to its best year under Telefonica's sponsorship.

With 30 victories to date -their fifth best mark in thirty-four years of history- before the last stop of their 2013 schedule, the Movistar Team are leaving on Tuesday for the capital of China to take part in the 3rd Tour of Beijing from Friday 11th to Tuesday 15th. Five days of racing will see the peloton contest their chances in routes suiting both sprinters -th...


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Movistar's Rui Costa wins World Title with Valverde taking Bronze

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Congratulations to Rui Costa in winning historic rainbow jersey in Florence after one of the toughest World Championships in recent years; Valverde (bronze) grabs fifth medal in the event, rounds up dream race for Movistar Team

A brilliant finish for a season full of success. Rui Costa has become the first-ever Portuguese road World Champion after claiming a resounding win in Tuscany, venue for one of the most demanding events in recent Championships -long (272km), difficult with the climbs of...


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Madrazo increases his KOM lead and Nairo sharpens his knife on Stage 5 Tour of Britain

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Colombian rider leads Movistar Team with two attacks into final climbs of Caerphilly Mountain, shows his great condition before Friday's hilltop finish in Haytor. Madrazo increases KOM lead

With just four riders available after this morning's abandonment by José José Joaquín Rojas, feeling sick before the start and also during the race -thus advised to stop riding-, the Movistar Team riders present at the Tour of Britain still fought at the fore during a demanding stage five, with 177km fro...


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Madrazo extends his KOM lead after Stage 4 Tour of Britain

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 



Angel Madrazo extends his lead in KOM classification at Tour of Britain, comes up just 2k short to contest the win in Llanberis. Cavendish (OPQ) takes sprint as Rojas claims 5th

Free from the rain that affected the race during its first three days, the Movistar Team riders taking part in the Tour of Britain rolled into Wales with a very lumpy stage four: 188km from Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis with three categorized climbs in the last third of the parcours. Looking for the points in the KOM cla...


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Movistar's Madrazo new KOM leader on Stage 2 Tour of Britain

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


The Movistar squad becomes biggest attacking force in a demanding stage two to Kendal, with attacks from Madrazo -new KOM leader-, Sanz and a consistent Nairo Quintana. Visconti crashes out with no major consequences

In only their second day of competition in the Isles, the Movistar Team made clear its competitive, battling atittude coming into the 10th Tour of Britain. The 169-kilometer stage two from Carlisle to Kendal in Cumbria saw loads of attacks from the squad directed by José Luis Jai...


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Movistar's wet and windy debut to Tour of Britain

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Strong winds and Scotland's famous weather turns Movistar Team's first outing in UK into a six-hour pilgrimage to the finish, animated by a late attack from Dowsett. Viviani (CAN) wins stage, takes the lead

Temperatures around 10ºC and a rude frontal wind punished the riders starting the 10th edition of the Tour of Britain, the eight-day event covering the main of the British Isles until Sunday 22nd. The longest stage, over 209km from Peebles to the Drumlanrig castle in southeast Scotland, sa...


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Tour of Britain and Galius Sun

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : General News 



The Tour of Britain starts this Sunday with two teams officially supplied and supported by GALIUS SUN:
the MOVISTAR TEAM and TEAM RALEIGH.

An exciting debut for the Movistar Team in one of the important late season stage race, despite having 10 years of history. Even though Alex Dowsett and Beñat Intxausti already took part last June with our jersey in the IG London Nocturne, plus several Movistar Team riders competing with their national squads in the Olympic races of London 2012, the telepho...


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Young German TT talent Sutterlin joins Movistar Team

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


20-year-old German becomes second acquisition of the Movistar Team for next season, will improve team's performance in time trials

Movistar Team continues to underpin its future with German youngster Jasha Sütterlin (Freiburg, 1992), one of the most promising time triallists in the international scene and a talented sprinter.  

Grown as an amateur in the best German development outfit, the Thüringer Energie Team, Sütterlin has obtained a good record in the last few seasons, including two con...


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Velverde maintains his 3rd place on Stage 15 of the La Vuelta

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Valverde stays 3rd in Vuelta overall after immense wear and tear towards Peyragudes, without any gaps between the main favourites. Geniez (FDJ) crowns winning break featuring Herrada (9th) and Moreno

225 kilometers from Andorra to the Cat-1 climb of Peyragudes, three big ascents on the way to the finish -Cantó, La Bonaigua and Balès-, more than 4,000m of vertical drop and some sections covered by rain and cold -though not as intense as yesterday's hellish trek to La Gallina- configured the Q...


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Valverde's epic pursuit on Stage 14 of the Vuelta

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, September 8, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Alejandro Valverde gets hit by rain and cold in the Pyrenees, drops at the descent of Ordino and recovers after frantic pursuit through Le Comella and La Gallina, helped by solid Movistar Team -with a stellar José Herrada- to stay 3rd overall in the Vuelta

In a day where all chances to win the Vuelta a España could have well been lost, the courage and experience by Alejandro Valverde and the good work from all Movistar Team members kept the Spaniard into the overall podium. The first stage i...


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Movistar Team name their squad for the Vuelta

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


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...


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Team Raleigh’s Evan Oliphant wins the 48th Davie Bell Road Race in Ayrshire

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, August 19, 2013,

Congratulations to Team Raleigh's Evan Oliphant on his Davie Bell Road Race win.

When Evan Oliphant signed on in Girvan this morning, few would have bet against him to take the win. However, who would have predicted it would be after a 14 man sprint up South Park Avenue after 81miles of racing including six categorised climbs?

Oliphant was as pleased as he was relieved after just pipping Herbalife – LeisureLakesBikes .com’s Andrew Hawdon, with Scott McCrossan in third. Ironically, despite t...


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Dominate display by Team Raleigh

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, August 12, 2013,

Team Raleigh put in a dominant show of force in Stafford last weekend with two wins and two second places in the Stafford Grand Prix (Friday 9th Aug) and the HMT Shugborough  Kermesse (Saturday 10th Aug), both part of the inaugural Staffordshire Cycling Festival.

Scully’s winning move came as he broke clear from the pack with five laps remaining, holding a 15 second lead on the chasing bunch to cross the line with a clear gap over team mate Graham Briggs, who together with Sam Witmitz, Tom M...


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Quintana takes overall win in Vuelta Burgos

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, August 12, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

The hard work from Movistar Team through the whole 35th Vuelta a Burgos was paid back on Sunday with a resounding success by Nairo Quintana. The Colombian proved one more time in the 2013 season his impressive climbing abilities after a restless, 170-kilometer trek on the Queen stage of the Spanish event, with no less than seven rated climbs. The telephone squad took control of the situation from the beginning, with Gutiérrez, Jesús Herrada, Intxausti and Plaza neutralizing the original, fi...
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Team Raleigh secure historic Premier Calendar 1-2

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, July 29, 2013,

Evan Oliphant secured overall victory in the prestigious Premier Calendar series in Yorkshire on Sunday (28th July), with team mate Tom Stewart finishing 2nd overall to complete a superb Raleigh 1-2.

12th place at the Ryedale Grand Prix was enough to put the series beyond Evan’s closest rivals, with Tom finishing just behind him in 13th place.

Having had his time on the podium, Evan tweeted: “Thanks for all the congrats was great to wrap up the premier cal series and thanks to team R...


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Movistar Team make history

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Nairo Quintana takes the Blue jersey of Movistar onto the Tour de France podium for the first time ever, crowning an excellent race from the Blues, the best squad in the world on stage races: 16 stage wins in eight consecutive Grand Tours

In the most beautiful venue, in the night of Paris, the symbol of the centenary edition of the world's biggest cycle race, Movistar Team completed a historic performance in the 2013 Tour de France. The telephone squad paid three visits to the final podium in ...


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Magnificent Nairo Quintana wins TDF Stage 20 and climbs to 2nd overall.

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Nairo Quintana re-writes Latin American cycling's history atop of Semnoz, claiming 2nd place overall in Tour as well as KOM and Young Riders' jerseys following very hard work by Movistar Team from start to finish. Outstanding Valverde (4th) ends in eighth spot

(Brief) The 2013 Tour de France saved a golden climax for Movistar Team, which completed a tremendous Grande Boucle with Nairo Quintana's victory in the final mountain stage. The Colombian closed his debut in the French grandtour in styl...


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Rui Costa notices up his second stage win in Le Grand-Bornand

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Movistar's Rui Costa wins Queen stage of the 2013 Tour de France in Le Grand-Bornand, notches up second Movistar Team success in this year's Grande Boucle and 16th in three years of Grand Tours. Nairo Quintana stays in 3rd overall; Valverde now into top ten

The third week of the 2013 Tour de France keeps smiling to the Movistar Team, victorious again on Friday with the same man who brought them their first stage win last Tuesday in Gap. Rui Costa claimed another convincing success in the tough...


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Nairo Quintana climbs to podium place on Alpe-d'Huez

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Quintana profits from fantastic Movistar teamwork en route to Alpe-d'Huez, leaves GC leader Froome (SKY) behind to climb up to 3rd overall

(Brief) Six days after the unfortunate mechanical incident that kicked Alejandro Valverde out of the 2nd position of the race, Movistar Team has got back into the 2013 Tour de France podium atop one of the most legendary summits in cycling. Nairo Quintana is now in 3rd place overall after making the strongest performance of all race favourites on stage 18, ...


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Rui Costa solos to victory in Gap

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Rui Costa (Movistar) attacked his way to the stage 16 victory at the Tour de France in Gap on Tuesday. The Portuguese Tour de Suisse champion attacked on the final climb, the Cat. 2 Col de Manse, to distance the day’s long breakaway and solo to his second career stage win at the Tour.

Christophe Riblon (Ag2r La Mondiale) won a four-up sprint for second, 42 seconds behind Costa. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ.fr) was third in the 168-kilometer leg from Vaison la Romaine to Gap.

“This means a lot,”...


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Valverde reinforces his 2nd overall TDF place after ITT

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Valderde stays in 2nd overall in the Tour after an impressive TT, only losing two minutes to Froome (SKY) and keeping the main favourites behind. Movistar's Quintana, Costa now in 8th and 9th GC

The Movistar Team leader passed another important test in the 2013 Tour de France on Wednesday, with arguably the most complicated stage for their characteristics in the race's only flat ITT: 33km from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel whipper by strong winds, favourable for most of the parcours, which to...


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Movistar show their strength on Stage 9

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 


Splendid teamwork from start to finish by the Movistar riders -which keeps them top of the teams' classification and keeps Quintana's white jersey, putting three riders within the top ten overall places- with Valverde into 2nd place GC and takes Richie Porte (SKY) 15 minutes down

Movistar Team leaves behind today the first half of the Tour de France, reinforced as the strongest squad in the race thanks to splendid performances in the Pyrenees, which witnessed its final chapter today over five ...


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Graham Briggs of Team Raleigh wins Nottingham Grand Prix

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, June 24, 2013,

Graham Briggs took the win at the Nottingham Grand Prix on Friday (21st June) in a showcase of elite British cycling.

The race was part of the three day Experian Cycle Live festival which culminated in the famous Great Notts Bike Ride on Sunday. Following success at the Milk Race in Nottingham recently, where Raleigh’s Alex Blain took second, this was a chance for teams to show local fans exactly how exciting a high level, high speed crit race can be.

‘Brigga’, part of a three-man team Ra...


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Alex Dowsett of Movistar wins National Time Trial Championship.

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar rider Alex Dowsett becomes first-ever consecutive three-time British National Champion after overcoming a crash and a bike change in the first half of the Ayrshire course

Blood, sweat and tears were needed for Alex Dowsett to claim a historic title in British cycling. The Movistar Team rider took the telephone squad's 20th success of the 2013 season by winning the National Time Trial Championship for the third time in a now, a success never previously achieved.

The Essex rider clocked ...


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Raleigh's Tom Scully is rider of the Tour Series

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, June 16, 2013,
Arguably the rider of the series, Kiwi Tom Scully has flown the Raleigh flag throughout the Tour Series and came out of it with a lot more fans than he had at the start.

Interview by Gordon Wiseman

Whilst Team UK Youth may have swept all before them in this year’s Tour Series team competition, the raison d’être of the SweetSpot organised extravaganza that dominates this part of the domestic racing calendar, Tom Scully (Team Raleigh) and former National Road Race champion Kristian House (R...


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Team Raleigh signs British domestic cycling prospect Tom Stewart

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, June 13, 2013,
Team Raleigh has scooped up one of the hottest prospects in British domestic cycling, Sheffield-based rider Tom Stewart.

The 23-year-old, who joins from Team Sportscover/Bioracer, is focussing his attention on racing for the first time  having recently completed his master degree.
Having made his Team Raleigh debut at the Hillingdon GP on Sunday, where he finished 9th, Tom told Cycling Weekly this week:
“I enjoyed the novelty of having a mechanic there for me at Hillingdon, that was fun.
“I...

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Raleigh's Tom Scully wins London Nocturne from Movistar's Alex Dowsett

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, June 9, 2013,

Following on from his victory in the Tour Series on Tuesday, Team Raleigh’s Tom Scully (New Zealand) won the biggest race of his UK excursion in the London Nocturne.

The well established London Nocturne in Smithfield Market (London) was again buzzing with cycling fans as racing returned there for another year. With many of the riders in the Tour Series competing in the men’s race as well as Tour of Italy stage winner Alex Dowsett, that event was as expected, fast and furious.Tom Scully of...
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Tom Scully of Raleigh solos to superb win in Redditch

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,


The Scud, New Zealand’s Tom Scully of Raleigh solos to a great win in Redditch. Tom was part of a break that escaped early on and the peloton was happy to see escape to the point first Tom and then the rest of the break lapped the peloton.

Tom Scully dominated the race, winning the Costa Express fastest lap, the Sprints overll on the night, took the IG Gold jersey back in the  Sprints competition and won the race in style… a good night individually for the rider. 

Race report from VeloUk

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Raleigh's Alex Blain takes 2nd at return of the Milk Race

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, May 30, 2013,


Team Raleigh's Alex Blain put on a top display for the crowds gathered in Raleigh’s home city for the return on the Milk Race on Sunday (26th May), taking 2nd place ahead of Olympic champion, Ed Clancy.


Alex escaped early with Rapha Condor JLT rider Felix English and from then on, the pair’s battle at the front became the story of the race, with the two riders catching up and lapping members of the chasing group – the leaders’ team mates marshalling well to put the brakes on any attack...


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Movistar's Giovanni Visconti takes his second stage win in the Giro

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) soloed to victory in Vicenza to earn his second stage win of the 2013 Giro d'Italia. The 30-year-old Italian jumped away from the peloton on the day's only climb, the category 4 Crosara with 16km to go, rode through the remnants of the day's early break, and held off the pursuit of a diminished peloton in the stage finale.

Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) took the sprint for second in the maglia rosa group, which crossed the line 19 seconds after Visconti.

Full s...


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Movistar's Benat Intxausti wins Stage 16 of the Giro

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Benat Intxausti (Movistar Team) claimed stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia from Valloire to Ivrea, beating Tanel Kangert (Astana) and Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) in a sprint finish.

The trio broke clear of the maglia rosa group inside the final 2 kilometres of the stage with Intxausti winning Movistar’s third stage of the race.

In the fight for the maglia rosaVincenzo Nibali faced attacks on the final climb of the stage but easily dealt with the moves of Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)...


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Team Raleigh take their 2nd victory in the Tour Series at Durham

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, May 17, 2013,

Team Raleigh continued their perfect start in the 2013 Pearl Izumi Tour Series by taking victory in round two in Durham.

They follow in the footsteps of Rapha-Condor-Sharp and Endura Racing, who won the first two rounds in the 2011 and 2012 series' respectively. Both went on to take the overall title.

Individual glory on the night went to Kristian House (Rapha-Condor-JLT) for the second year in succession, and just like last year, he delivered a brilliant solo performance.

House latched onto a m...


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Team Raleigh take the honours in Tour Series opener in Scotland

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, May 15, 2013,

Strength in numbers was the key as Raleigh took the honours in the opening round of the 2013 Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Kirkcaldy tonight.

Yanto Barker (UK Youth) sprinted to the individual victory for the first time in a Tour Series round from a three-man group that formed halfway through the race, but with Tom Scully finishing second, and Richard Lang and Alex Blain leading home the peloton in fifth and sixth, Raleigh were the best team on a sunny but chilly night in the Scottish seaside tow...


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Team Raleigh's Lachlan Norris takes 3rd at the Linclon Grand Prix

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, May 13, 2013,

Lachlan Norris took 3rd at the Lincoln Grand Prix on Sunday and showed why he’s considered one of Team Raleigh’s top climbers, doing some of his best work on the race’s notorious 1/6 city centre climb.

Lachlan, who’s represented Australia in mountain biking, took his place on the podium following some strong riding from Kiwi rider Tom Scully, who was part of an early break with race winner Peter Kennaugh and 2nd place Marcin Bialoblocki. Full race report can be found at: Team Raleigh N...


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Movistar's Alex Dorsett wins Giro d'Italia Stage 8 ITT

Posted by Galius Sun on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 
Congratulations to Movistar's Alex Dorsett in winning Stage 8 ITT in Saltara. Alex's winning time of 1.16.27 was 10 seconds clear of second placed Bradley Wiggins.
Alex Dowsett has notched up a spectacular success on stage eight of the 2013 Giro d'Italia this Saturday. After Friday's immense joy with the 'maglia rosa' achieved by Beñat Intxausti, the British elite time trial champion kept happiness alive for Movistar Team by beating some of the best specialists in the world for the day's win...
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Movistar's Benat Intxausti takes the Pink Jersey on Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 
Movistar Team leader will tackle Saturday's individual time trial in Saltara as the new leader of the 2013 Giro, following an exciting stage seven in Saltara with rain, plenty of difficult climbs and crashes.


(Brief) For the very first time in two and a half years with their current sponsor, the blue Movistar Team jersey will be happily overlooked by one of the most prestigious colours in cycling: the pink of the Giro d'Italia, now on the shoulders of Beñat Intxausti. The telephone squad's le...
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Tom Scully and Richard Lang continue Team Raleigh's winning ways at Ixwoth crits

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,
Team Raleigh’s Tom Scully and Richard Lang took 1st places in the elite category races at the Ixworth Criterium Races on May Day.

Team Raleigh dominated two of the days elite races with the final standings as follows:

Race1

1st Tom Scully. 2nd Rich Lang. 5th Sam Witmitz. 6th Graham Briggs

Race 2 (invitation race)

1st Rich Lang. 4th Tom Scully. 5th Lach Norris

Hundreds of people gathered in the Suffolk town’s centre for a dose of high-speed racing from some of the country’s top riders a...


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Movistar Team take 2nd place in Giro d'Italia TTT Stage 2

Posted by Galius Sun on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Movistar Team confirms their place within the best TTT squads in the world in the second day of the Giro - only beaten (9 seconds) by Sky on a technical course in Ischia


An extraordinary performance from Movistar Team put them in 2nd place of stage two in the 2013 Giro d'Italia, a 17.4-kilometer team time trial in the Isola d'Ischia where the telephone squad confirmed their quality after several great outings in this speciality -winners in the 2012 Vuelta, 6th in the TTT Worlds, 2nd in last Ma...


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Movistar Team ready for 2013 Giro

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 
Cobo, Intxausti, Capecchi, Dowsett, Lastras, Karpets, Ventoso, Visconti and José Herrada will fly the Blue flag in the 96th edition of the 'Corsa Rosa', which starts in Napoli on Saturday

Eusebio Unzué has selected the nine-man Movistar Team who will ride the 96th Giro d'Italia from Saturday. The telephone squad, led by sports directors José Luis Arrieta and Chente García Acosta, will form in Napoli with Spaniards José Herrada, Beñat Intxausti, Pablo Lastras, Fran Ventoso and 2011 Vuelta...
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Team Raleigh's Evan Oliphant wins Tour of the Reservoir

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, April 29, 2013,

Team Raleigh's Evan Oliphant took victory in the Tour of the Reservoir Two-Day in Northumberland, sneaking off the front of the race to win stage two and snatch the overall win too.

The 31-year-old from Edinburgh crossed the line just a handful of seconds clear of the rest, but it was enough to take the overall victory from under the noses of the UK Youth team and secure his first Premier Calendar race win since the 2006 Ryedale Grand Prix.

"It's brilliant to get the win today," he said....


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Good Friday wins for Raleigh's Tom Scully at Herne Hill

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,

Following his commanding performance in the prologue of the Tour de Normandie, Tom Scully continued his winning ways in the Good Friday Herne Hill track meeting.

In a last minute addition to the Team’s race calendar, Scully and teammate Sam Witmitz found themselves facing a host of national and international riders on the famous track, including Germany’s Robert Forstemann.

Scully picked up wins in the Ed Taylor points race and joined a list of illustrious winners in the long-running Gold...


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Team Raleigh takes the lead at the Tour de Normandie

Posted by Galius Sun on Friday, March 22, 2013,
Alex Blain secured a fantastic double coup for Team Raleigh in winning stage three of the Tour de Normandie on Thursday – reclaiming the yellow jersey and helping to move the team into overall first place ahead of the last three days of racing.

Great team work and perfectly executed tactics aided Alex to victory in the 159km race between Thuit-Signol and Argentan.

The ecstatic Frenchman, the 2011 Tour de Normandie winner, tweeted last night: “Merci à tous, thanks everybody, pour vos messa...


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Movistar impresses with second in the Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 

Dowsett says the wind was the biggest problem in the intense effort

The Movistar Team finished second behind Omega Pharma-QuickStep at the Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial, using their experience and strength as a team to beat the likes of BMC Racing Team and Cannondale Pro Cycling Team and 2012 winner Orica-GreenEdge.

Movistar was 11 seconds slower than Omega Pharma-QuickStep but had posted the quickest time until the Belgian squad hit the line thanks to the solid work of team leader Giova...


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Team Raleigh secure their first podium spot of the season

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,

Team Raleigh secured their first podium spot of the season last weekend and were in with a great chance of further glory before bad luck struck at the GP Lillers.

On Saturday, New Zealander Tom Scully took second place at the, Eddie Soens Memorial Race in Aintree, Team Raleigh’s first UK race of the season, only losing out on the gold to double Olympic champion, Ed Clancy.

The team set out its stall early and fought hard to get out front, setting a high pace and riding aggressively. Richard...


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Alejandro Valverde takes second victory in this year's Ruta del Sol

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, In : MOVISTAR Team 
Alejandro Valverde takes his second victory in this year's Ruta del Sol at the Queen stage and confirms overall success –four wins this season already- following splendid work from the Movistar Team

Valverde outsprinted the rest of the 12-man elite group at the end of a 182-kilometer stage from Lucena to Rincón de la Victoria, the bunch breaking into pieces at the demanding La Pasa ascent, a climb was just 14k from the finish and marked the last of six categorized climbs in the day. The Mur...
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Baptism of fire in Haut Var for Team Raleigh

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, February 18, 2013,

Based in the south of France and with stella line up, Team Raleigh’s first race of the year was always going to be a stiff test.

The Tour du Haut Var didn’t disappoint with a two-day toil, including a 207km route and 3000m+ of climbing on Day 2.

Our top finisher was Australian climber Lachlan Norris (right) in 30th, coming in on the same time as stage one winner Thor Hushovd.

Mark Christian meanwhile finished ahead of names such as the Thomas Voeckler and Giovanni Visconti.

Raleigh’s te...


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Alex Dowsett joins Movistar Team for 2013

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : MOVISTAR Team 

British time trial national champion Alex Dowsett has signed with the Spanish Movistar World Tour team for 2013.

The 24 year old from Essex has spent the past two seasons with British-based Team Sky. Prior to that, Dowsett rode on the American Trek-Livestrong development team alongside Taylor Phinney in 2010.

Dowsett has established himself as a specialist against the clock, having won the 2010 under-23 European time trial title, silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games time trial and eighth place...


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