Welcome to Movistar Team Cycling in English!

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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.

WOW-11 RIDERS WON IN 2015 !

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This photo from Movistar’s twitter page says all!

Enjoy the season, Movistar supporters!

VALVERDE wins 3rd Liège-Bastogne-Liège

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Alejandro Valverde won the 2015 Liège-Bastogne-Liège by out sprinting Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in thegruelling final sprint. The Movistar rider won his third overall event by catching  Daniel Moreno (Katusha) with 500 metres to the finish, and as the small group raced closer to the line.

LOBATO’S TURN TO TAKE A STAGE!

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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

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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

Rojas_qatarJose 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

Valverde_JanAlejandro 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

Marori_st5Adriano 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>

TOUR DOWN UNDER 2015

LABADO GET FIRST VICTORY!

Lobato winsJuan 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>

DOWSETT BREAKS COLLARBONE

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>

Quintana to ride Ruta Del Sol

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.

Movistar riders for Tour Down Under

MS_home_downunderPosted 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 MS_home_dowsettMovistar 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!

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31 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 !

    Clement

  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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  17. Samuel says:

    You guys should came to USA California tour .

    • expobill says:

      Hello Samuel!
      Movistar has too much invested in racing in Europe to send world class riders across the pond.
      In the future, when the South American squad improves, Movistar might send them there.
      Remember, these races are selected by their governing bodes, where Movistar is not that popular of a team in California, than a locale racing squad who races in California.

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