Quintana -stage winner plus 4th overall last year- to lead Movistar Team at 94th Volta after recent podium in Tirreno-Adriatico
Less than 24 hours after Milano-Sanremo comes to an end, the Movistar Team will continue with their WorldTour schedule at the 94th Volta a Catalunya, from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th. The 2014 course, which features no time trials, will see its GC sorted out at the mountain-top finishes of La Molina (Wednesday) and most notably Vallter 2000 (Thursday), which witnessed a Blue one-two last season. 25 rated climbs mark a race with nervous finishes in Calella’s opener; at the late Xavi Tondo’s hometown Valls, on Friday; and in Barcelona’s Montjuïc park, where the race will come to an end.
Nairo Quintana will be back in the Volta, where his excellent list of victories started in 2013, leading a telephone squad willing to take him into the overall podium after missing out by just eleven seconds in 2013. Igor Antón, Eros Capecchi, Jonathan Castroviejo, José Herrada, Pablo Lastras, Javi Moreno and Rubén Plaza complete the Movistar Team’s eight-man roster, with José Luis Laguía and Chente García Acosta. as sports director.