While the telephone squad is making a remarkable debut in the Giro d’Italia with the Movistar Team outfit, a second block will be starting the 50th edition of the French Circuit de Lorraine, the first of the three stageraces the riders directed by Eusebio Unzué will be making on their way to the Tour de France.
The French race will be held until next Sunday with rolling, nervous stages as the ride on Friday -206 kilometers to Saint-Die, featuring four ascents, two of them Cat. 1, in the final 70k- as the main reference point. For this race, Movistar Team will be takign back two of their injured riders, youngsters Ángel Madrazo and Andrey Amador, after their recent collarbone fractures. Both will be completing a group formed up by Vuelta a Madrid winners Rui Costa and Enrique Sanz, Iván Gutiérrez, Chente García Acosta, Javier Iriarte and Fran Pérez.