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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
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

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.


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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28 Responses to Welcome to Movistar Team Cycling in English!

  1. David says:

    Great job, nice to meet another Movistar Team fan, good luck!!

  2. Ray says:

    As a cycling fan from Australia I am saddened to hear about Juan Solers accident. He is a terrific climber and I loved to watch his attacking style in the mountains, he just went for it and he was so exciting to watch. I am sure that I speak for all cycling fans around the world that we wish him well and hopes that he pulls through fit and healthy and gets back to what he does best – causing havoc and breaking open the peleton in the mountains on the grand tours.

  3. Megan says:

    I have been a fan of Juan Mauricio Soler for years and was hoping to see him race one day. I wish him a full and speedy recovery. He was so exciting to watch in the mountains. Get better Soler.

    • expobill says:

      Thanks for the reply, Megan. We all hope he gets better. Other cyclist suffered the same misfortunes and raced again.
      After Mauricio status was upgraded, i have not heard any other news on his current condition from any reliable source. Once i find anything out, i will inform everyone here and on facebook.

  4. Nati says:

    I wishing Movistar to have success with Tour de France 2011 and wait Alejandro Valverde back to the team for next Tour de France.

    • expobill says:

      Alejandro got a raw deal from the UCI. He should be back in his excellent form to return to the podium in 2012!

  5. Jeff Dwyer says:

    Is it possible to get the new 2011 Team Movistar kit like they’re using in the TdF?

    • expobill says:

      Thanks for the comment Jeff, that is better news.
      Are we watching the tour live? if not i can post links here during the stages.

  6. Richard says:

    I have been following closely the reports of Juan Mauricio Soler since his horrible crash in Switzerland and have been really touched by the courage of your team as you grasp and remember the pain it now burdens with his continued injuries and the tragic loss of Xavier Tondo. I wish your band of brothers, staff and family my humble praise, good fortune and strength for what may come.

    Best regards from Richard in Australia.

    • expobill says:

      Juan Mauricio Soler will be transferred back to Pamplona Spain in a matter of days. He is responsive in obey orders to move his arm and legs, but still cannot speak. Mauricio still cannot swallow either. The recovery process will take a long time were there will be any improvements to his reactions for weeks or even months to come. Of course we all wish him the best and feel for his family and Wife Patricia.

  7. Clement says:

    I’ve just discovered your website ! It is nice :)
    If you are interested I have a blog in french about Alejandro Valverde : http://cyclisman.over-blog.com
    And this is a french forum about the Movistar Team : http://teammovistar.forumactif.com

    Venga Valverde !


  8. Bertrand says:

    hello guys, i’m the administrator of José Ivan gutierrez ‘s page on facebook. Can you like the page ? Thank you :)

    • expobill says:

      i have nothing to do with riders on Facebook, you would have to ask José Ivan Gutierrez that question, but good luck!

  9. Boulder Ted says:

    We are also great fans of Juan Maricio (and Movistar) here in Boulder, CO. In fact, to honor him I put his name (along with Chris Horner’s) in chalk at the top of Monarch Pass during the Salida to Crested Butte stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last week. Too bad that Versus TV did not start coverage until after the riders had passed through, otherwise I am sure that Phil and Paul would have said something. I only hope that Eduardo Beltran of EPM-Une (the first who reached the summit) and the other Colombians racing that day saw his name. We lost too many great climbers to crashes this year and I hope that next year is much safer for all!

  10. Lisa of California says:

    With the unexpected tragedy to Tondo and Soler’s devastating crash in TdS, I think a lot about the Movistar team, their painful, emotional struggles and also their victories. Sunday is the World Championship Road Race in Copenhagen, and though there’s no blogging that I’ve read about Jose Joaquin Rojas’ chances to do well, I know he will.

    How fitting that he should win for his fallen comrades as a tribute to Xavi and JM Soler; Xavi is sadly gone (but his spirit lives on), and Soler continues to need prayers for him, his family and friends/teammates.

    I, for one, will be rooting for JJ Rojas — I know he can win this race. I will always root for the Movistar team!

    • expobill says:

      Thanks for the post, Lisa, i have been too busy to update this site after my relocation, but will post the Montréal victory for Rui, and results of the world championships on sunday.

  11. Hi
    How is Juan Mauricio Soler doing?
    Allie from Africa…

  12. Wing Pepper says:

    to my friend Pablo Lastras! Good luck in the Giro di Lombardia from the USA. I hope it doesnt rain again! Hope to see you soon.

  13. andrea bandieri says:

    Good mirning.Is it possible to purcase Team’s used bikes? Thank You

  14. andrea bandieri says:

    Good Mornig.Is it possible to purchase Team’s used bikes? Tank You

  15. i love your blog, i have it in my rss reader and always like new things coming up from it.

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