Winners in the last three stageraces covered, Movistar Team lines up from Sunday with a strong roster in the Austrian event, with three hard mountain stages in the Alps and a 24-kilometer ITT on next Saturday
Having claimed stage victories in the mountainous, last three stageraces ridden -Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de Suisse and Route du Sud, the latter two with the GC as final prize-, Movistar Team want to keep that 2012 streak alive during the 64th Tour of Austria (UCI 2.HC), from Sunday, July 1 to Sunday 8 and with three mountain stages in the Alps as the main decisive points for a race including a 24k ITT in Podersdorf on stage seven.
The terrrifying Kitzbüheler Horn (HC, 7.7km / 12.1%), the top of stage two on Monday, will leave place for three Cat. 1 climbs on Tuesday and the 2,500-meter-high Hochtor (HC), plus the Füscher Törl (Cat. 1) and Dientner Sattel (Cat. 2), on Wednesday. For this race, José Luis Jaimerena will lead an eight-man group formed by David Arroyo, Beñat Intxausti, Sergio Pardilla, José Herrada, Jonathan Castroviejo, Branislau Samoilau, Ignatas Konovalovas y Giovanni Visconti.