Blues leave Europe behind from Italy
02 October 2012


The Coppa Sabatini (Thursday), the Giro dell’Emilia (Saturday) and the GP Beghelli (Sunday) will be Movistar Team's last races in the continent this season

Movistar Team take the curtain down from Thursday to their brilliant 2012 season in Europe, leading them through thirteen countries for 231 days and more than 250,000km of competition, with tree races in Italy: the Coppa Sabatini (Thursday 4), over 198km in Peccioli with the uphill finish in Viale Risorgimento; the prestigious Giro dell’Emilia (Saturday 6), a 193-kilometer trek including four climbs to the Madonna di San Luca sanctuary in Bologna (2.2km / 9%); and the GP Beghelli (Sunday 7), with ten laps (196km) around the soft ascent of Monteveglio.

The telephone squad will bring the same six men for all three races, led by Giovanni Visconti, who has already found glory at the Coppa Sabatini -two consecutive wins in 2006 and 2007- and earned another two podium finishes at the GP Beghelli. Marzio Bruseghin, Vladimir Karpets, Vasil Kiryienka, Sergio Pardilla and Nairo Quintana complete the Blues’ lineup.