Movistar Learn To Work Together And Deliver Valverde To An Emphatic Stage Win

Movistar learn to work together and deliver Valverde to an emphatic stage win

Joseph Delves 30 Aug 2019 Quintana proves to be a perfect domestique at the sometimes fractious team Given their sizeable budget, Movistar are often accused of under-delivering. With several riders frequently sharing leadership, the multiheaded approach hasn’t provided many Grand Tour wins. However, on a day the team declared they were transferring leadership in the race from Nairo Quintana to Alejandro Valverde, the pair finally got it together to snatch a fantastic win. Having worked as a team to chase down the breakaway, on the slopes of the final climb Quintana drew out a select group of four, including himself and Valverde, along with Primož Roglič ( Jumbo-Visma ) and Miguel Ángel López ( Astana ). As the two non-Movistar riders tried to settle into a rhythm, Quintana did a great job of upsetting any equilibrium by launching repeated digs. With Valverde able to wait behind, when he finally attacked ...

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