San Sebastián preludes Vuelta depart
12 August 2012


Movistar Team brings some of their top guns to the 32th edition of the Clásica in Gipuzkoa, over a tough route around the doble passage through Jaizkibel and Arkale

Just four days before the start of the Vuelta a España in Pamplona, Movistar Team will participate this Tuesday in the biggest one-day race in the Spanish calendar. The 32nd Clásica San Sebastián, a race of the select UCI World Tour, will gather all attention over its final 80k -234 in total-, into a final circuit including two passages through Jaizkibel (Cat. 1) and Arkale (Cat. 2) before the arrivée at the Boulevard in the Basque city.

At this race, where the riders from the telephone squad have won three times, José Luis Arrieta will be conducting an eight-man squad including Alejandro Valverde, winner in San Sebastián in 2008. Along the Spaniard will be Andrey Amador, Juanjo Cobo, Vladimir Karpets, David López, Javi Moreno, Nairo Quintana and Giovanni Visconti.