The details of quality by young riders Andrey Amador and Ángel Madrazo were the most interesting notes from the participation of Movistar Team in the 46th Tirreno-Adriatico, which concluded on Italian soil Tuesday with Aussie Cadel Evans claiming the overall victory after seven days of racing.
“We have to stick to the positive things, and those were the rendement by Amador and, above all, by Madrazo,” appointed José Luis Jaimerena, the telephone squad’s sports director on the Italian tour. “With Andrey we were a step behind the victory, and it was a pity because his effort deserved some reward. Plus, Madrazo hasn’t been far from the best riders, which isn’t easy if you look at the names of the likes who contested for the win. Besides, he’s been really brave. The rest of the squad had too few competition days on their legs or were even taking their début, like Samoilau, so you couldn’t ask them for more. The negative note was that Ventoso could not enter into the sprints on the two first road stages, but still this race will do well for him before Milano-Sanremo on Saturday. It’s obvious that Rojas and him will be our cards to play there. The two are going to reach the race in good condition -still to see if Ventoso will improve from pain in his throad over the last few days- and all their teammates are going to support them. We know it’s such a big race with top level riders, but it suits them really well and we’ll search for their chances.“