Feeding the fire in Italy
13 March 2013

GP Nobili / Milano-Sanremo

After their brilliant collective victory in Tirreno-Adriático, the Movistar Team tackles their two last competitions in Italy before the Giro: the GP Nobili (tomorrow) and Milano-Sanremo on Sunday

Looking up to complete their mini ‘tournée’ in Italy -eleven days of competition out of the last fifteen-, the Movistar Team will be facing this week their last two races before the start of the Giro d’Italia in May. The telephone squad, in great moral after their outstanding teams’ victory in Tirreno-Adriatico against most of the best riders in the international scene, will race tomorrow the Gran Premio Nobili-Coppa Città di Stresa before the 104th edition of Milano-Sanremo, ridden for the first time on Sunday after decades opening the monuments’ calendar on Saturday.

For this double appointment, José Luis Jaimerena will be directing an 8-man group that will repeat itself in seven of its numbers: Andrey Amador, Jonathan Castroviejo, Pablo Lastras, Ángel Madrazo, Eloy Teruel, Giovanni Visconti and Fran Ventoso. Polish rider Sylwester Szmyd will be the 8th rider for the GP Nobili, while José Joaquín Rojas will take his place for Milano-Sanremo.