Movistar team cycling TDF 2011 news and results

Movistar 2011 TDF

By Expobill

STAGE 21 – Créteil  Paris Champs-Élysées 95 km

Will Rojas get Green?- Nope Cavendish takes the stage.
JJ Rojas and Movistar team will be in will pursuit of the green jersey in this year’s final stage of the Tour d’France. Mark Cavendish needed to change his bike, but after the intermediate sprint time were a breakaway grabbed most of the points Cavendish grabbed 9 to Rojas’ 7. Rojas now needs to take 18 points more than Mark for the green.
Rojas was not in the final sprint group as Cavendish (without a sweat) won the stage and the Green Jersey.
The course is flat with the usual 8 lap finish on the cobblestones on L’ ChampsElysees.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1.	EVANS Cadel	141	BMC RACING TEAM	86h 12' 22"
36.	ARROYO David	81	87h 27' 02"	+ 1h 14' 40"
80.	ROJAS Jose J	88	88h 35' 16"	+ 2h 22' 54"
88.	ERVITI Imanol	84	88h 42' 09"	+ 2h 29' 47"
90.	COSTA Rui 	83	88h 43' 56"	+ 2h 31' 34"
102.	GUTIERREZ José 	85	89h 01' 45"	+ 2h 49' 23"
139.	VENTOSO Fran	89	89h 32' 24"	+ 3h 20' 02"
166.	AMADOR Andrey	82	90h 06' 57"	+ 3h 54' 35"
Stage 21 results
1.	CAVENDISH Mark	171	HTC - HIGHROAD	2h 27' 02"
15.	VENTOSO Francisco	89	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"
21.	ROJAS Jose Joaquin	88	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"
66.	COSTA Rui Alberto	83	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"
67.	GUTIERREZ José Ivan	85	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"
96.	ERVITI Imanol		84	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"
101.	ARROYO David		81	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"
125.	AMADOR Andrey		82	MOVISTAR TEAM	2h 27' 02"	+ 00' 00"

Stage 20  Grenoble  42.5km time trial.

There are no live reports from Movistar riders in today’s rain stained time trial. The stage features 2 hills that will help fast climbers rather than pure time trialists. As for our beloved Movistar riders, Rui Costa finished well almost in the top 50 and JJ Rojas raced a very fast time trial for a sprinter. Th effects of the Alps and riding 20 stages are evident in the times of Gutierrez and Arroyo whom have rode faster times in past stages.

movistar TT tdf 2011

Stage 20 results:

1st    T. Martin   (THR)     55.33
51st    Rui Costa            4.39
91st    José Joaquín Rojas   5.57
102nd   David Arroyo         6.14
104th   Imanol Erviti        6.18
116th   Iván Gutiérrez       6.34
128th   Andrey Amador        7.09
145th   Fran Ventoso         7.55
General Classification after stag e20
1	Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team		83:45:20
36	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		1:14:4
80	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	2:22:54
88	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		2:29:47
91	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	2:31:34
102	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		2:49:23
139	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	3:20:02
166	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team	3:54:35	 

22	Movistar Team	3:49:51

Stage 19  Modane – Alpe-d’Huez 109.5 km

The “Alpe d’ Huez” is the most famous name in cycling that never won a stage.

Today’s stage has 2 incredible climbs, Col du Galiber (2,556m) and our friend Alpe d’ Huez (1,850ms) a summit finish. The sprint stage is nestled at the base of Alpe d’ Huez, 94,5km. The major jersey’s are still not decided but considering today’s sprint stage location, the top contenders in the overall classification should grab all the points in this stage. Rojas can still close the gap on the green jersey by finishing within the cut-off time.

Movistar Alpe d' Huez 2011

Stage 19 results:
1	Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar	3:13:25
43.	ARROYO David	        MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 09' 47"
48.	COSTA Rui Alberto       MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 12' 25"
85.	GUTIERREZ José Ivan	MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 25' 27"
91.	ROJAS Jose Joaquin	MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 25' 27"
95.	ERVITI Imanol	        MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 25' 27"
157.	AMADOR Andrey		MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 25' 27"
161.	VENTOSO Francisco	MOVISTAR TEAM	+ 25' 27"
General Classification after stage 19:
1.	SCHLECK Andy	11	TEAM LEOPARD-TREK	82h 48' 43"
80.	ROJAS Jose J	88	MOVISTAR TEAM	85h 06' 44"	+ 2h 18' 01"
85.	ERVITI Imanol	84	MOVISTAR TEAM	85h 13' 16"	+ 2h 24' 33"
92.	COSTA Rui 	83	MOVISTAR TEAM	85h 16' 42"	+ 2h 27' 59"
103.	GUTIERREZ Ivan	85	MOVISTAR TEAM	85h 32' 36"	+ 2h 43' 53"
138.	VENTOSO Fran	89	MOVISTAR TEAM	86h 01' 54"	+ 3h 13' 11"
166.	AMADOR Andrey	82	MOVISTAR TEAM	86h 37' 13"	+ 3h 48' 30"

1.	CAVENDISH Mark		171	HTC - HIGHROAD	280 pts
2.	ROJAS Jose Joaquin	88	MOVISTAR TEAM	265 pts

22.	MOVISTAR TEAM	251h 44' 05"	+ 3H 41' 50"

Stage 18 Pinerolo to Galibier-Serre Chevalier 200.5km

Today’s stage features 2 mountain climbs with a inclined finish, the highest ever in a Tour d’France. The points leaders did not accumulate any of the intermediate and final stage point because the breakaway group was so far ahead of the peloton and sprinters don’t climb, but Cavendish lost 20 points for being outside the 33 minute time gap, More than half the peloton, 89 of 168 riders, didn’t make it to the top within the time limit, except for our speedy Joaquin Jose Rojas, who is now “a close” 15 points behind the green points jersey Movistar wants back very much.

Movistar climbed well enough to gain some time and move closer to 22nd place. Everiti was in the breakaway and had his best stage of the tour so far, But the best news was that Mark Cavendish lost 20 points by not finishing within 30 minutes.  Honesty, Rojas needs to out-sprint Mark in Paris to get the green, but JJ now has a chance!

Hats off to Andy Schleck for an incredible ride today, as well as Alberto Contador, there were no other top-riders who competed in both Giro and Tour, let alone so commandingly. I think Miguel Indurain will be that last cyclist to win a double in one year because the task is too demanding now.

Imanol Erviti climbing in TDF 2011 stage 17

 

1	Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek		6:07:56
30	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team	0:09:17
45	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:20:29
59	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team	0:31:17
89	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:35:40
95	Andrey Amador(CRc) Movistar Team
106	José Ivan Gutierrez(Spa) Movistar Team
144	Francisco Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team

Banesto….I mean Movistar riders:
37	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team	1:00:55
83	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team	2:00:18
96	Rui ia Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	2:16:46
99	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team	2:19:38
135	Fran Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	2:48:56
167	Andrey Amador(CRc) Movistar Team	3:24:15

Stage 17  Gap-Pinerolo  179km

AMADOR KICKED ASS!

Sprained ankle my foot! Andrey Amador finished ahead of the top leaders in today’s 17 stage of the Tour d’ France. We all knew Andrey was in the tour to gain experience for future grand tours, and today has to boost his and our confidence in the young talented rider from Costa Rica. Andrey was in the main breakaway all race, a stage one of the schleks said was too dangerous, and he even managed to lead the stage during the accent to Pramartino! Heck he beat all the stop riders who have both ankles located!

Although he did not win the stage….Andrey must feel like he did!

Stage 17 featured 5 climbs that ended in a twisted decline finish in Italy that is very technical. The sprint mark is located at Viler S’ Pancrace at the 81.5 line. Neither our hero Rojas or Cavendish picked up any points so JJ is 25 points in second.

amador stage 17 TDF

Stage 17 results:
1	Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling	4:18:00
11	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team	0:02;20
63	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:12:36
90	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
106	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
110	José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team
151	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
169	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:20:38
Overall classification after stage 17
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar	73:23:49
47	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team	0:53:5
74	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team	1:24:50
91	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team	1:42:10
93	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	1:43:27
96	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) MovistarTeam	1:46:19
133	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar	2:15:37
168	Andrey Amador(CRc) Movistar Team	2:50:56
Andey is out of the basement!
22	Movistar Team	2:09:34	(wa wa wa waaaaaaaa!)*
                                      *trombone music!

Stage 16: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Gap 163km

Movistar riders will try to get the green jersey back for Rojas while cycling through the Drome region in the French Alps.  The route is an incline with 3 decants, the least at the finish The stage’s sprint mark is located at  Veynes 117.5 km. Currently the breakaway is 20 km from Veynes and Rojas is not chasing the group, which is experiencing horrible rain and wind.  with 20km to go there is a 12 cyclist breakaway with a 6min+ gap that lacks a Movistar rider. The points should stay the same and Movistar will try to finish safely within the peloton.

Movistar TDF 2011

Stage 16 results:
1	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo	        3:31:38
14	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:44
41	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:06:18
111	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:15:06
122	José Ivan Gutierrez(Spa) Movistar Team
124	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
128	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
157	Rui  Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team               0:15:23
Overall classification after stage 16
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar*
45	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:44:37
73	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team	1:17:07
87	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	1:27:42
92	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team	1:32:48
96	José Ivan Gutierrez(Spa) Movistar Team	1:36:57
132	Fran José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	2:06:15
170	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team	2:53:29	 

22	Movistar Team	2:09:34
(If this was la liga, we would face relegation!)

*huh a euro for a car?….. i would not buy that for a dollar!

Stage 15: Limoux – Montpellier 187km

Sprint mark: Montagnac 146.5 km

JJ rojas finished behind Mark Cavendish and other sprinters in today’s last flat stage of the Tour d’France. thats was about it….not that anyone reading this rode better than our team did today, if so post away!

i love movistar

Amador might had lost some time today , but not his great sense of humor!

Stage 15 results:
1	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad	        4:20:24
5	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
9	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
68	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team
70	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
92	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
133	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team		0:01:35
149	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team		0:02:38	

Overall classification after stage 15
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar		65:24:34
50	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:43:03
77	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	1:17:01
78	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	1:17:07
88	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		1:22:16
93	José Ivan Gutierrez(Spa) Movistar Team		1:26:35
129	Francisco José Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team	1:55:53
170	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team		2:43:07
22	Movistar Team					1:39:24
(not bad for a team that just started out Jan 1, 2011-!)

Stage 14 Saint-Gaudens Plateau de Beille 168km

Same results as the last 2 mountain stages, We cannot climb with the leaders!

Movistar cycling are missing some climbers with Benat and Vasili exiting the tour early.

Stage 14 results
1 	Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto	5:13:25
35	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:06:47
53	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:12:08
91	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:24:34
117	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
138	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:26:45
155	Francisco José Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team
170	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team	        0:27:35

General classification after stage 14
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar		61:04:10
51	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:43:03
74	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	1:13:52
80	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	1:17:07
89	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		1:22:26
93	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		1:26:35
130	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	1:55:53
170	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team		2:41:32
Points:
1	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad	264	 pts
2	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	251	 

22	Movistar Team	1:39:24

Stage 13 Pau- Lourdes 156km

Today’s stage continues in the Pyrenees with a short stage that features a huge climb up Col d’Aubisque, and a decent into Lourdes. Today’s stage is suited for a strong climber like Costa or Arroyo who are no challenge to the yellow jersey, but can pick up some time and fame winning a stage the  riders will contain each other. The sprint check is at the 82.5 mark in Bielle after 2 climbs that should separate the peloton. Rojas and Ventosa edges Cavendish to the intermediate sprint, to take a point from the green jersey.

Stage 13 results
1	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo	        3:47:36
12	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:07:37
59	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
88	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:07:52
105	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:13:04
120	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team 	0:18:32
139	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:22:08
142	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
General classification after stage 13
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar		55:49:57
56	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:37:04
73	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:53:21
80	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		0:58:40
85	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		1:00:38
86	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team		1:02:32
129	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	1:29:56
171	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team		2:14:45
Points
1	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad		264
2	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	251
2	Movistar Team	1:07:19

Stage 12 Cugnaux – Luz-Ardiden 209 km

The Pyrenees were not so friendly to the Movistar team as the 7 remaining cyclist fell to the bottom of the Team Overall Classification, which could be a first for us. Sanchez, not LL won today’s stage 12 and the favorites gained time on the yellow jersey. Ivan Gutierrez was in a breakaway with 5 other cyclists and were caught by the peloton before the summit to Luz-Ardiden. The Movistar team did not capture the attention of the TV broadcast today as no one was in the main group chasing the top riders through the steep hills in the French Pyrenees. As for the green jersey Rojas lost 2 points to Cavendish in today’s intermediate sprint and now trails by 18 points, 242 to mark C’s 260.

movistar riders in TDF

STAGE 12 RESULTS:
1	Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi	6:01:15
41	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team		0:07:34
87	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:19:16
98	Jose Joaquin Rojas  (Spa) Movistar Team		0:33:05
99	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
125	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
143	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
163	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
Overall classification:
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar		51:54:44
57	David Arroyo  (Spa) Movistar Team		0:36:49
71	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:46:07
79	Jose Joaquin Rojas(Spa) Movistar Team		0:53:21
90	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team		0:57:05
95	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		0:58:40
121	Francisco José Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team	1:19:01
172	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team		2:00:14	

22	Movistar Team	1:06:59	 (last but not least)

Stage 11 Blaye-les-Mines  Lavaur 168km 

JJ Rojas finishes in 7th as Mark Cavandish claims the green jersey. Movistar’s main concern in today’s Tour d’France stage 11 was the sprint mark at 86KM in Gaillac, were Rojas finished 8th, 3rd in the peloton. After today’s rolling stage, the mountains will be the main tarmac for the rest of the tour, except for Sunday’s  stage ending in Montpellier. There is a cat 3 climb and a tough cat 4 332 m incline at the 135.5 mark. Rojas finishes in 8th ahead of Gilbert…….and picks up 4 points. Race stats to be posted later than usual.

Cavendish has a total of  251 to Rojas 235. All Movistar riders finished within the leader, except for Amador who crossed the the line 11.05″ behind the peloton.

Stage 11 results:
1	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad	       3:46:07
7	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
9	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
59	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team
102	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
107	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
111	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
176	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team	        0:11:05
 general classification after stage 11
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar		45:52:39
55	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:21:06
65	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:24:50
70	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		0:26:25
74	José Ivan Gutierrez  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:27:41
78	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:30:05	

113	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:46:46
174	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team	1:27:59	

1	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad	251	 pts
2	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	235	 

16	Movistar Team	0:16:42

Stage 10 Aurillac-Carmaux 161km

Jose Rojas finishes in 3rd as the top sprinters danced their way to the end of stage 10 in today’s Tour d’France. Rojas has 209 points to Gilbert’s 217!
All 7 Movistar riders are cycling in today’s stage that features 4 category climbs. JJ Rojas has recovered from a stomach virus the effected his green points chase sunday, and Andrey Amador is still nursing a severe sprained ankle. Both riders did not par-take in the rest-day hour ride on Monday.  Rojas picked up 7 points at the first sprint MAURS (37.5 KM) today, and finished well ahead of Gilbert at the end line for 30 more points.

rojas gains points in stage 10 TDF

Stage 10 Aurillac-Carmaux 161km
1 	André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto      	3:31:21
3 	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
32	Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
114	José Ivan Gutierrez(Spa) Movistar Team	        0:05:59
115	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
118	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
119	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team
162	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team		07:00:00
After 10 stages:
1	Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar	42:06:32
57	Jose Joaquin Rojas(Spa) Movistar Team	0:21:06
62	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:24:50
68	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team	0:26:25
72	Ivan Gutierrez(Spa) Movistar Team0	0:27:41
78	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team	0:30:05
112	Fran Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:46:46
174     Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team       1:16:54
16 Movistar Team 0:16:42

Stage 9 Issoire to Saint-Flour

WE SURVIVED!

Ex-Movistar rider LL Sanchez wins stage 9 again by out climbing  2 riders within the finish line. The state was marred by stupid crashes that knocked out at least 5 top riders.  JJ Rojas has a lost more points to Gilbert, who passed the sprint in 9th without any challenge from the peloton has 217 points to second place Rojas’ 172.
The stage was relatively sane until the 98km when Vinokyrov falls off the road into a  ditch,  Vino had to be carried up a side road hill by his mates. Van den Broeck, a gamin rider, maybe David Miller might have to withdraw during the same crash. Eurosport was just contemplating on the numerous cashes this year’s tour suffered than previous ones. Sean Kelly claims the stakes are higher, I say the carbon fiber bikes are much lighter and more likely to fall harder than the heavy- but more stable steel frames! At the 34KM mark A french tv car stupidly ran into Flechaj! who knocked Hoogerland into a barbed wire fence, cutting his arm!

STAGE 9 Results

1. SANCHEZ Luis-Leon   RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM    5h 27' 09"
62.  ARROYO David                               5h 32' 59" + 05' 50"
71.  ERVITI Imanol                              5h 33' 07" + 05' 58"
72.  GUTIERREZ José Ivan                        5h 33' 07" + 05' 58"
116. VENTOSO Francisco                          5h 40' 26" + 13' 17"
131. COSTA Rui Alberto                          5h 43' 47" + 16' 38"
147. ROJAS Jose Joaquin                         5h 48' 20" + 21' 11"
150. AMADOR Andrey                              5h 48' 20" + 21' 11"

Green Jersey Info

(178KM at Neuveglise)  JJ Rojas has a lost more points to Gilbert, who just passed the sprint without any challenge from the peloton. Eurosport claimed the teams are not worried about the points at this time. Tomorrow is a rest stage so I will work on the victories pages, and thanks to all the 1,155 viewers on this blog site Saturday!

Overall results after stage 9:

1.	VOECKLER Thomas		TEAM EUROPCAR	38h 35' 11"
62.	COSTA Rui Alberto	MOVISTAR TEAM	38h 54' 02"	+ 18' 51"
63.	ERVITI Imanol		MOVISTAR TEAM	38h 55' 37"	+ 20' 26"
66.	ROJAS Jose Joaquin	MOVISTAR TEAM	38h 56' 17"	+ 21' 06"
68.	GUTIERREZ José Ivan	MOVISTAR TEAM	38h 56' 53"	+ 21' 42"
73.	ARROYO David		MOVISTAR TEAM	38h 59' 17"	+ 24' 06"
134.	VENTOSO Francisco	MOVISTAR TEAM	39h 21' 57"	+ 46' 46"
176.	AMADOR Andrey		MOVISTAR TEAM	39h 45' 05"	+ 1h 09'54"
12.        MOVISTAR TEAM         115h 14' 14"           + 10' 43"

Stage 8: Aigurande – Super-Besse Sancy 190 km

rui costa wins stage 8

rui costa wins stage 8

Rui de Costa breaks away from his escape group and out climbs chasers such as Vinokourov and Van Garderen to win the rained-soaked uphill finish in the stage. Immediately after his stage victory, Rui happily stated: “This is a dream come true, and can’t believe I won the stage, and thought Alexi would catch me, wow, my emotions are overwhelming, a great win for me and my team, we had difficult moments that I can’t talk about now, this is a great win for us!”

Rui de Costa wins 2011 TFD stage 8

Rui de Costa wins TFD stage 8

JJ Rojas gained the points jersey he gained finishing 9th in the sprint in Auzances, but lost the green jersey to Gilbert who remarkably sprinted up the incline towards to finish line to grab the stage points.
Through out the damp stage, Rui was in the lead group that started when 9 riders with 68Km left in the medium mountain stage and pulled ahead with every rider who tried to solo for the stage. Rui soloed with 8km left and was going to get caught by Alexi Vinokourov, but held on to ride the last 5 km strong in a wet road caused by a rain shower. The interview with Eurosport claims Rui is happy for portuguese people whom supported him. He seems very happy and in disbelieve that he won, because every time he turned around there was another great rider chasing him.
Rui Costa was involved in many breakaways during this Tour and was caught by the peloton and lost time in these stages.

stage 8 movistar results:

1 Rui Alberto Faria Costa (Por) Movistar Team 4:36:46
32.	ROJAS Jose Joaquin MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 37' 15"	+ 00' 29"
69.	ARROYO David	81	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 39' 30"	+ 02' 44"
76.	ERVITI Imanol	84	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 19"	+ 03' 33"
107.	GUTIERREZ Ivan	85	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 47' 53"	+ 11' 07"
158.	AMADOR Andrey	82	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 56' 45"	+ 19' 59"
181.	VENTOSO Fran	89	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 56' 45"	+ 19' 59
Overall classification after stage 8:
1.	HUSHOVD Thor	51	TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO	33h 06' 28"
18.	ROJAS Jose J	88	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 07' 57"	+ 01' 29"
40.	DA COSTA Rui	83	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 10' 15"	+ 03' 47"
78.	ERVITI Imanol	84	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 22' 30"	+ 16' 02"
83.	GUTIERREZ Ivan	85	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 23' 46"	+ 17' 18"
87.	ARROYO David	81	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 26' 18"	+ 19' 50"
154.	VENTOSO Fran	89	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 41' 31"	+ 35' 03"
180.	AMADOR Andrey	82	MOVISTAR TEAM	33h 56' 25"	+ 49' 57"
Overall sprint points
1	Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto	187pts
2	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	172
3	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad		153
4	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo		130
5	Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team		120
 
Team overall 1	Team Garmin - Cervelo	98:30:04
2	Team Leopard Trek	0:00:04
3	Team RadioShack	        0:00:35
4	HTC - Highroad	        0:02:10
11 Movistar Team 0:04:57
86 INTXAUSTI Benat (ESP) MOVISTAR TEAM withdrawls

July 8, Stage 7: Le Mans – Châteauroux 215km.

JJ Rojas green jersey TDF 2011

JJ Rojas and the rest of Movistar team survived a nasty pile-up that knocked out some favorite riders from the peloton in todays’ stage of the Tour De France. Marc Cavendish won today’s sprint finish. Tom Bonnen, Bradley Wiggins and maybe some others had to abandon the tour due to injuries suffered from today’s and previous days crashes.

Today is the last flat stage until July 14, stage 13 were JJ Rojas can claim back the green jersey. The is a 4 rider breakaway that has a gap of 6 minutes with 121KM remaining. No Movistar riders are among the 4. The sprint mark is in Buzacais at the 195.5 KM mark just 20 km from the finish. Rojas gets 10 points, while Gilbert picked up 8 at the sprint check point!

Stage 7 results:
1	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad		5:38:53
9	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
34	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team
69	Rui  Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
71	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
91	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team 	0:01:22
169	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team	 	0:03:06
171	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
174	Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team
Overall classification after stage 7:
1	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo	28:29:27
20	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:15
43	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:04:02
64	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:06:26
117	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:12:44
135	Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:15:19
149	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:17:21
154	Beñat Intxausti(Spa) Movistar Team	0:18:38
182	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team	0:30:13	

1.ROJAS J.MOV		167 Pts
2.GILBERT P.OLO		156 Pts
3.CAVENDISH M.THR	150 Pts
4.HUSHOVD T.GRM		130 Pts
5.FEILLU R.VCD		99 Pts
6.EVANS C.BMC		98 Pts
7.GREIPEL A.OL		78 Pts
8.FARRAR T.GRM		76 Pts
9.HINAULT S.ALM		60 Pts
10.GALIMZYANOV D.KAT	55 Pt
9 Movistar Team         0:02:29

Jul 7 Dinan – Lisieux 226 km
ONE POINT!
one point separates Rojas from the green jersey as the Movistar rider finished a close 5th place in today’s stage 6 of the 2011 TDF which was the longest stage in this years Tour. The North-west Normandy coast region was saturated with rain at the start and the sprint check point, Rojas almost slipped while grabbing 9 points. The roads have dried and the peloton is chasing a 4-man breakaway. The stage does not have a step incline or a category climb, but enough hills to test all riders skill. Most riders today finished well except for Vasil Kiryienka who finished after the drop-off time. Vasili was my favorite to win a stage and all Movistar riders into le Champs-Élysées in the upcoming sundays. Vasil is probably suffering from the injuries the team experienced in the crash-filled stage 1 because the Vasil KyrienkaBelorussian is to strong and talented rider to lose over 30 minutes in today’s or any cycling stage. Vasil has won 3 races so far this year and impressed everyone in stage 20 of this year’s Giro D’Italia with a commanding mountain stage solo victory. Remember, Vasil was a late TDF fill in whom rode strong through out the entire Giro, and was not a scheduled July rider.
The rest of the Movistar team still looks good despite the nagging injuries and a new quest for the green jersey, which Fran Ventosa is working had to keep on Rojas’ back.
Here are the numbers team Movistar’s cycling squad has worked hard to amount in this year’s Tour De France:

1	Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling	5:13:37
5	Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
65	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team		0:00:26
79	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:00:48
122	Francisco Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team		0:02:23
137	Imanol Erviti  (Spa) Movistar Team
138	David Arroyo  (Spa) Movistar Team
180	Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team		0:12:26
181	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
HD	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
General Overall Classification, after stage 6: 1	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo		      22:50:34
26	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team		0:01:15
66	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team		0:04:02
84	José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team	0:06:26
110	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team			0:09:38
147	Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team	0:13:57
150	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team			0:14:15
154	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team		0:15:32
188	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team		0:30:13
Points
1	Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto	144
2	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	143
21	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team		32
35	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	17
54	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team		11
Team overall:
1	Team Garmin-Cervelo	67:42:22
12      Movistar Team           0:02:29

Stage 5: Carhaix – Cap Fréhel 158km

1st    Cavendish   (THR)   3.38.32
3rd    José Joaquín Rojas   m.t.
37th   Iván Gutiérrez   m.t.
65th   Rui Costa   m.t.
70th   Imanol Erviti   m.t.
99th   David Arroyo   m.t.
103rd    Beñat Intxausti   m.t.
168th    Fran Ventoso   2.46
186th    Andrey Amador   5.56
187th    Vasil Kiryienka   m.t.

Rojas finishes 3rd again but lost points for what i have no idea..intermediate sprint disqualification at the 70km mark?
Jose Ivan Gutierrez rode well to get most aggressive  rider, yeah!

Rojas keeps the green!

Stage 4: 172.5km from Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne.

After 3 dry and humid days, rain has entered the tour d’ france today as Rojas and Movistar cycling team retained the green jersey. Rojas kept close to Farrar to keep the green points leader jersey at the final sprint mark in today’s stage. Although Jose only picked up 17 point, he still leads Cadel Evans by 2 pints. JJ Rojas was quoted as stating that the green jersey is not a priority in Paris, but team stage wins are more important. He will do his best to keep the coveted sprinters jersey for another stage tomorrow.  Other Movistar riders fared ok, some losing a bit of time in today’s hills stage. Most riders kept within the time frame except David Arroyo and Andrey Amador whom finished in the rear of the peloton and lost some time to the leaders jersey, which is typical for this team so early in the tour. Obviously they should make up for time during the mountain stages in the upcoming stages.

Rojas green jersey

Stage 4 results:

1	Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team	4:11:39
12	Jose J Rojas  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:06
28	Beñat Intxausti(Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:08
40	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:00:08
74	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:00:52
88	Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:07
151	Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:17
154	Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:17
178	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:08:13
179	Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team	0:08:13
General Overall Classification, after stage 4:  
1	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo	13:58:25
29	Jose J Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:15
68	Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:06
81	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:03:36
84	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:03:50
111	Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:05:38
129	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:07:15
145	Francisco Ventoso A(Spa) Movistar Team	0:08:48
177	Andrey Amador(CRc) Movistar Team	0:11:51
178	David Arroyo  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:11:52

Stage 3: 198km from Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon

JJ Rojas finishes in 3rd-Takes Green Jersey!

Movistar JJ Rojas finishes 3rd in stage 3 TDF 2011

Rojas finishes 3rd in stage 3 TDF

Movistar sprinter Jose Rojas finished within a bike frame of beating Tyler Farrar in today’s stage 3 Tour de France, and the green jersey! I think that might be a first for this team! Jose Gutierrez was in a 5-rider break away that held a 5 plus minute lead over the peloton, but were eventually caught. The previous Spanish time trial champion and Fran Ventosa lost 3;22 today on the flat stage.

JJ Rojas wears the green jersey

JJ Rojas wears the green jersey

Stage 3 results:

1.	FARRAR Tyler	54	TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO	4h 40' 21"
3.	ROJAS Jose J	88	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
81.	ERVITI Imanol	84	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
115.	KIRYIENKA Vasil	87	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
121.	COSTA Rui 	83	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
135.	INTXAUSTI Benat	86	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
163.	ARROYO David	81	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
169.	AMADOR Andrey	82	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 40' 21"	+ 00' 00"
185.	GUTIERREZ José 	85	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 43"	+ 03' 22"
187.	VENTOSO Fran	89	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 43"	+ 03' 22"

POINTS JERSEY after 3 stages:

1	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 64 pts
2	Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo		58
3	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo		54
4	Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto	51
5	Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad		37

General Overall Classification, after stage 3:

1	Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo	9:46:46
56	Jose J. Rojas  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:09
111	Imanol Erviti  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:58
112	Beñat Intxausti  (Spa) Movistar Team
113	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
129	Rui Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:03:28
136	Andrey Amador  (CRc) Movistar Team	0:03:38
137	David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:39
153	José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:31
154	Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team

Stage 2 Team Time trial: Movistar starts (watch live now) and finishes at 25:57, over a minute behind Garmin-Cervelo who lead at 24:48 with more teams to ride. Despite the injuries Movistar riders suffered from stage 1, all the riders started in today’s team time trial and finished well to stay within 90 seconds of the team leaders Garmin-Cervelo. I will post times and overalls soon as I get them!

1	thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo	5:06:25
58	Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:09
59	José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team
60	Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team
117	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:58
118	Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
119	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
137	Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team	0:03:28
144	Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team	0:03:38
145	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:39
The team is 0:01:20 behind, and Rojas has 26 point,
while Andrey has -5 which I will investigate, probably due to hanging on a car.

Stage 1: Rojas 6 seconds behind.

Gilbert sprints up to take the first stage of Le Tour today as JJ Rojas survived a dumb crash involving a spectator that separated a close tight peloton that worked together all stage. Movistar cycling team were in the main pack all stage with Benat and Amador quickly recovering from a fall they were involved in early in the stage. All Movistar team riders have scrapes, bruises and contusions after a fall-ridden close stage in a humid, 24c day on the coast of Eastern France.
JJ rojas is 6 seconds behind, and Ventosa picked up 10 points. I guess a so-so day for the entire race favorites, and our team. Since Movistar will not break cycling records for fastest team time trials, some or our beloved riders could be 3-5 minutes behind after stage 2. ouch! The Team is 6 seconds behind Omega Pharma – Lotto.
Now I’m being informed that Benat and Amador are getting X-rays-“Double ouch!”  We hope the X-rays are negative and the riders suffer little pain in the healing process.

1.	GILBERT P	32	OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO	4h 41' 31"
4.	ROJAS Jose J	88	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 41' 37"	+ 00' 06"
31.	GUTIERREZ José 	85	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 42' 51"	+ 00' 06"
73.	INTXAUSTI Benat	86	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 26"	+ 01' 55"
80.	VENTOSO Fran	89	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 26"	+ 00' 06"
88.	ERVITI Imanol	84	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 26"	+ 01' 55"
110.	COSTA Rui 	83	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 56"	+ 02' 25"
117.	AMADOR Andrey	82	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 56"	+ 02' 25"
141.	ARROYO David	81	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 44' 07"	+ 02' 36"
144.	KIRYIENKA Vasil	87	MOVISTAR TEAM	4h 43' 26"	+ 01' 55"

Jose J Rosas TDF stage 1The riders representing Team Movistar are:

Arroyo leads Movistar team

The Movistar Tour de France team was presented in the telephone company’s flagship store in Madrid on Wednesday morning before the riders flew from Spain to the Vendée region of France for the start of the Tour de France. “We’re coming here with a squad that aspires to win in all terrains, coming with the same goal every squad has: taking a stage victory,” said general manager Eusebio Unzué.

These TDF 2011 stages have the following profiles:

  • 10 flat stages,
  • 6 mountain stages and 4 summit finishes,
  • 3 medium mountain stages,
  • 1 individual time-trial stage (42.5 km).
  • 1 team time-trial stage (23 km).

INTERESTING MOVISTAR TDF FACTS:
Luis León Sánchez was the last Movistar cyclist to win a TDF stage (2009): Stage 8, 11th July: Andorra la Vella to Saint-Girons 176.5 km (110 mi) Mountain Stage. Watch LL win the stage here: http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xh0ehf

Alejandro Valverde, the team leader of Caisse d’Epargne, was not selected by his team for the Tour de France, because the race travelled through Italy on stage 16. Yet, He received a ban in May 2009 from the Italian Olympic Committee, prohibiting him from competing in Italy. He had finished in the top ten of the general classification of the Tour in the two previous years and was considered one of the favourites for overall victory.


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8 Responses to Movistar team cycling TDF 2011 news and results

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  2. HENRY COCHRAN says:

    Vamos Andrey! eres un orgullo para todos los que tenemos en ti a un grande para representarnos. Solo espero que la caida no te traiga problemas para continuar en competencia

    • expobill says:

      We go Andrey! you are a pride for which we must in you to a great one to represent to us. I only hope that the fall does not bring problems to you to continue in competition

    • expobill says:

      thanks for the message Henry, Andrey is a proud and courageous rider!

  3. Francisco Lopez says:

    Hola Andrey,
    Estoy muy orgulloso de saber que un Tico está compitiendo en el Tour – te deseo mucha suerte.
    Very proud to see a Costa Rican in the Tour – Good luck mate !
    Saludos
    Francisco (turrialbeño en Londres)

    • expobill says:

      Thanks Francisco!
      Andrey is a strong and courageous rider! Did you see how bandaged his ankle before the team time trial?

      • Francisco Lopez says:

        Unfortunately I didn’t get the change to see Movistar doing the TT on Sunday. Have you got any photos?

        Thanks
        Francisco

  4. David Kibler says:

    Vamos Tico, Vamos mounstro, una etapa a la vez, felisidades, bendiciones
    Tico en New Jersey

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