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October 5, 2014

VALVERDE finishes Second-Overall UCI

 Alejandro Valverde finished one second behind to move ahead of Alberto Contador in the UCI overall year points lead. Dan Martin timed his attack perfectly to finish ahead of last year’s Champion Rui Costa and winner Joaquim Rodriguez.  Alejandro’s second place finish secures his overall points after Contador loss too much time on the second climb.

Il Lombardia 2014 Final results:

1 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 6:25:33
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:01
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
4 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
5 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
6 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge
7 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
8 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha
9 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:14
Rank Prev. Rider Nat. + Birthdate Team (Code) Points
1 2 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro ESP19800425 MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 686
2 1 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto ESP19821206 TINKOFF-SAXO (TCS) 620
3 3 GERRANS Simon AUS19800516 ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 478
4 6 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto POR19861005 LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) 398
5 4 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA19841114 ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 392
6 5 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander COL19900204 MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 346
7 7 FROOME Christopher GBR19850520 TEAM SKY (SKY) 326
8 8 KRISTOFF Alexander NOR19870705 TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 321
9 9 PERAUD Jean-Christophe FRA19770522 AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 300
10 10 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI19810318 TREK FACTORY RACING (TFR) 286

October 2, 2014

MOVISTAR Seeks Beijing for Top 2014 UCI Cycling Awards

Movistar will send Alejandro Valverde, (second to Contador is individual overall by 4 points) Beñat Intxausti (Overall tour defender), Jose Herrada, Pablo Lastras Dayer Quintana, Enrique Sanz, Jasha Sutterlin and Giovanni Visconti to secure the WorldTour overall team competition.  “We can win the WorldTour in both individual and team classifications, so we need a strong team in Beijing,” said General Manager Eusebio Unzue. “It is a great opportunity and we will go for it. Additionally, Alejandro deserves to win the WorldTour so we will support him until the end.”

Movistar won the Individual and team overall with Beñat Intxausti, Rui Costa and Enrique Sanz controlling the peloton throught the suburbs of the Chinese capitol city. This year should have the same results with so much at stake for the cycling team.  The tour of Beijing starts October 10th and finishes on the 14th.

MOVISTAR Selects Lombardi 2014:

 Alejandro Valverde will be joined by other Movistar riders to win, and possible overtake the 4 points he is behind Alberto Contador in the last official UCI race on European soil. Intxausti, Eros Capecchi, Jesús Herrada, Ion Izagirre, Dayer Quintana, Jasha Sütterlin and Giovanni Visconti will race 256 km. for in nice under  20º cloudy weather with 2 km/h winds.

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Since Movistar has informed us of everything we needed to know about the cycling team, I have not posted anything  as far as race results, news or my 2 cents worth as in the past. My game plan now is to inform you on new Movistar riders, old Banesto-Movistar riders, anything informative about the team and opinions ALL in English! Hopefully I can entertain and inform while following this great CLEAN cycling team! This non-official Movistar site will contain information concerning any breaking news about Movistar Team Cycling current and past riders whom rode as Reynolds, Banesto, Iles Baleares and Caisse d Eparnge. Although Movistar Cycling has an incredible website and information about the club in English, I decided to continue to inform, follow and updating their success in races through out Europe. As a fan of this cycling team since 1988, I hope this site can provide a different perspective on the team while keeping you updated on Movistar Team Cycling races, news and other important information pertaining to the Cycling team in English!

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