Movistar Confirm Quintana, Landa And Valverde Triumvirate For Tour De France

Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa

Nairo Quintana , Mikel Landa and Alejandro Valverde headline Movistar’s line-up at the Tour de France , which was formally announced on Monday. It marks the second year in succession that the Spanish squad has fielded this triumvirate at the Tour. As expected, Giro d’Italia winner Richard Carapaz will not line out at La Grande Boucle and is instead likely to ride the Vuelta a España in August. The Movistar Tour de France team does include two of the riders who helped Carapaz to Giro victory, namely Landa and Andrey Aamador. The roster is completed by Marc Soler, Carlos Verona, Imanol Erviti and Nelson Oliveira. Landa was Movistar’s best finisher a year ago, placing seventh overall, while Quintana finished 10th and Valverde reached Paris in 14th place. While Valverde has downplayed any GC ambitions, both Landa and Quintana intend to target the maillot jaune in July. While Ineos made a ...

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