Tour: The new Movistar bets everything on the Tour: Valverde, Mas and Soler



None of the leaders go to the Giro, while in the Tour they can repeat all three.

Valverde, last year in Liege.

Eusebio Unzu He has always been clear: first is the Tour and then everything else. This has always been the case, also in recent years despite the difficult cohabitation of Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa. Without them on the team, the Movistar Team continue to pursue his obsession without putting all the meat on the grill in the French test. His three leaders this season, Alejandro Valverde, Marc Soler and Enric Mas, will share squad in the next Tour.

The reverse of such an unimportant bet is that none of them run the Giro d'Italia. And be like that even though Movistar defends the crown achieved last year with Richard Carapaz, who s looking to revalidate the triumph, now in the ranks of the Ineos. The telephone set, in short, present a second level 'eight' in the Italian test. It is still not clear who to go to, but I know that none seems capable of reaching even the 'top 10' of the test.

Looking ahead to the Tour, Movistar has confirmed in the Rafa Nadal Academy of Mallorca that Valverde and Soler will take the exit. The case of Mas is a mystery, since it has not revealed its calendar beyond the Tour. The Balearic has never run two great laps in the same year, which is why Movistar may want to be cautious about the possibility that this year will double Tour-Vuelta.

For the rest, the three leaders will share the rest of the bulky spring calendar. The three, however, will debut this weekend in the Mallorca Challenge, although none dispute the four days of competition of the test with which the Spanish and European calendar traditionally starts.

Valverde run Murcia, Valencia and Emirates in preparation for their great objectives of the first part of the calendar: Strade Bianche, Catalua, Flanders quiz and the Ardennes Triptych. More bet on Andaluca, Pars-Nice and Pas Vasco and escort Murcia from the Ardennes. to usually doFor its part, it plans to compete in Valencia, Andaluca, Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adritico and Catalua. As for the preparation of the Tour, Catalan will do it in Switzerland and the Balearic Islands in Dauphin, while Valverde may opt for Occitania or accompany one of his two companions. In addition, both Murcia and Soler have in mind to attend the Tokyo Olympics.

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