Movistar announce Colombia 2.1, Valencia rosters

Nairo Quintana congratulates Winner Anacona for winning stage 5 in San Juan and taking the race lead

Fresh off Winner Anacona's overall win last week at the Vuelta a San Juan , Movistar have announced their rosters for the upcoming Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana , which runs February 6-10 in Spain, and the Tour Colombia 2.1 , a six-day race that starts February 12 in Medellin. World champion Alejandro Valverde will begin his season in Valencia, defending the tittle he won last year, and also in 2007 and 2004. Jürgen Roelandts, a stage winner in 2018, will support Valverde, alongside Rafa Valls, Rubén Fernández, Nelson Oliveira, Carlos Verona and Héctor Carretero. The five-day Spanish race begins with a 10km opening time trial that has an uphill finish in Orihuela. The race also includes a mountain-top arrival to Alcossebre on Saturday and stages with hilly finishes on Thursday and Friday. In Colombia, director Pablo Lastras will lead a six-man squad that is similar to the one that ...

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