WELCOME TO 2015!
We will post anything new related to Movistar Cycling while offering an interesting point of this Spanish based European cycling team throughout the UCI 2015 season starting with a look to the Movistar Cycling 2015 riders with some new faces.
LOBATO’S TURN TO TAKE A STAGE!
Feb 19, 2015
After getting bruised in a previous crash on stage 1, Juanjo Lobato won the second stage by timing a sprint perfectly in the 2015 Vuelta a Andalucia. Alberto Contador maintained that 1 second lead of Benat Intxaust for the overall leaders jersey. This is Movistar’s 6th racing victory, and Juanjo Lobato second stage sprint win this season.
MORENO TAKES TT in Coria del Rio
Feb 18, 2015
Javier Moreno won the short ( 8.2km) located in his home town Coria del Rio by 2 seconds in the double stage in the 2015 Vuelta a Andalucia. Alberto Contador has a 1 second lead of Benat Intxaust for the overall leaders jersey. This is Movistar 5th victory, and Moreno is the 5th rider to win a stage this season.
ROJAS WINS STAGE 1 TOUR OF QATAR
Jose Joaquin Rojas out sprinted Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) and Arnaud Démare (FDJ) to claim his 8th professional victory and Movistar’s first win in their inaugural start to the Tour of Qatar. Today’s stage 1 win marked the 4th victory of 2015 for Movistar, but the first in the overall leaders jersey. This year’s tour of Qatar ends Friday February 13th, and hopefully luck should be on our side this year!
VALVERDE WINS by 1:23
Alejandro Valverde just won his most dominate stage races in his career today finishing over a minute ahead after soloing 120 of the 165km in the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, which included seven categorized climbs. Bad news was Rory Sutherland breaking his collarbone during a decent.
Malori Wins Stage 5 Time Trial
Adriano Malori finished with the fastest time by 4 seconds in Stage 5 of the Tour de San Luis. The 17.4 KM course was hot, 36º C and headwinds made the last KMs tough, but Malori finished strong to take the stage. Daniel Diaz gained valuable time and extended his lead over 1 minute with 2 stages left. Quintana is 3rd 1:25 down. Read more about Tour San Luis>
LABADO GET FIRST VICTORY!
Juan Jose Lobato sprinted across the finish line ahead of Daryl Impey and teammate Gorka Izagirre Insausti to claim Movistar’s first stage win. Lobato is now 3 seconds behind Jack Bobridge for the overall a leader’s jersey. Stage 3 and 4 saw a decline in the standing for Lobato, but other Movistar riders are still in contention. Read more about Lobato’s victory>
Alex Dowsett’s broke his collarbone during a training ride near his home on Essex Tuesday, Jan 13th. The surgery was a success, and the healing process will begin. Movistar and Alex had decided to postpone the hour record attempt that was scheduled for Feb 27th. He did seem chipper on his twitter page, as of Tuesday Jan 20th Alex started training for this season races. read more>
Movistar rider Nario Quintana will attempt to defend his 2013 winner’s jersey the Tour de San Luis in Argentina from January 19-25, before heading to Andalusia for the Ruta del Sol from February 18-22, and will race against Froome and Contador. Nario will then rude at Tirreno-Adriatico (March 11-17), before riding the Tour of the Basque Country (April 6-11) and some of the one-day Ardennes Classics this early spring. For results, news and updates, please visit Movistar.com or Cyclingnews.
Posted December 22, 2014 The 2015 Tour Down Under will not see Alejandro Valverde and 2013 runner up Javier Moreno, but will include Juan José Lobato sprinter and climbers Eros Capecchi, José Herrada and Gorka Izagirre for the six-stage race. Movistar’s 2015 tour down under will be captained by Pablo Lastras with Rubén Fernández and Enrique Sanz as support riders. READ MORE>
DOWSETT ATTEMPTS THE HOUR RECORD
Posted December 19, 2014 Movistar has announced that 3-time national time trial champion Alex Dowsett will attempt to break the hour cycling record on February 27th 2015. The hour record, currently held by 51.852 KM per hour by Matthias Brändle, on 30 October 2014 at the World Cycling Center, Aigle, Switzerland. Alex’s quest for the ultimate time-trialist’s prize will take place at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark. Read more>
October 5, 2014
VALVERDE MOVISTAR finishes First!
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. Please read more and see the video of Alejandro’s achievement: 2014 ABOUT THIS SITE: 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!