Poitou continues European tour
20 August 2012

Tour de Poitou-Charentes

Movistar Team beings solid eight-man roster to Eastern french race, with four stages suites for sprinters and a decisive 22-kilometer ITT on Thursday

Right into the first week of the Vuelta a España, Movistar Team will be dividing their forces as they bring eight of their riders to the 26th Tour de Poitou-Charentes (UCI 2.1), a four-day, five-stage event from Tuesday to Friday 24 featuring a 22.1km individual time trial in La-Roche-Posay, which will close a tiring double sector on the third day of racing and will be surrounded by no less than four bunch sprint chances.

For the French race, Yvon Ledanois will direct a telephone squad formed up by Portuguese Rui Costa, Russian Vladimir Karpets, Belarus Vasil Kiryienka and Spaniards Iván Gutiérrez, Javier Iriarte, Rubén Plaza, Enrique Sanz and Fran Ventoso.