Valverde back for Amorebieta

6 April 2012
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Movistar Team aims at the win with the Spaniard, 1st in 2009, and David López, 2nd last year, leading the Blue outfit, that will also take part on Sunday at the renowned Paris-Roubaix

The biggest week in Basque cycling will be closed as the Klasika Primavera in Amorebieta is ridden on Sunday. The 58th edition of the Biscayne race will see Movistar Team bringing a strong roster led by Alejandro Valverde –back to racing after his crash in the Volta-, who will try to repeat his 2009 victory and thus improve the second spot obtained last season by David López, who will also take part in his home race. Alongside Valverde and López, Cobo, Visconti, Bruseghin, Castroviejo, Madrazo, Arroyo, Sanz and Javi Moreno –all of them directed by José Luis Jaimerena- will tackle the 171-kilometer course with the traditional, final, 3-lap circuit around the climbs of Muniketa and Autzagane, with its last pass just 5k from the finish in Amorebieta.

At the same time, a second block from Movistar Team will face the annual challenge of Paris-Roubaix. The 110th edition of the “Hell of the North” will see an eight-man squad led by Yvon Ledanois start at Compiègne with Andrey Amador, Imanol Erviti, Jesús Herrada, Vladimir Karpets, Ignatas Konovalovas, Pablo Lastras, Rubén Plaza and Fran Ventoso. 257 kilometers will be awaiting before the finish at the Roubaix velodrome, with more than 50k on cobblestones for the hardest one day event in the World Tour schedule.