Australia, Argentina mark 2013 season opening
10 January 2013


Movistar Team is ready for their first two challenges of the year at the Tour Down Under, in Oceania, and the Tour de San Luis, in South America

Just like they did in the last two seasons, Movistar Team will start their long 2013 with two stops in America and Oceania. The Tour Down Under in Australia -which opens the WorldTour on January 22-27, with the People’s Choice Classic in Adelaida as a preface two days earlier- and the Tour de San Luis -the most important stagerace in South America, from the 21st to the 27th of January- will fire the gun for the telephone squad, bringing two strong rosters for both races.

In South Australia, José Luis Arrieta will direct a 7-man group composed by José Joaquín Rojas -3rd place finisher in 2008 and 2009-, Javi Moreno -8th last year, after solid teamwork-, Andrey Amador, José Herrada, Eros Capecchi –who will debut in his new colors-, Iván Gutiérrez and Giovanni Visconti.

In turn, six riders will defend the new Movistar Team jersey in the Spanish team’s 3rd appearance in the Argentinian event. Directed by José Luis Jaimerena, Jonathan Castroviejo, Juanjo Cobo, Jesús Herrada, Vladimir Karpets, debutant Eloy Teruel and Spanish road champion Fran Ventoso will compete in America.