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Valverde leads Blues in Catalunya

20 March 2015
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Volta / Lineup

2009 overall winner, 2013 race leader set to take start in Calella just one day after racing Milano-Sanremo

Less than 24 hours after taking part in the 106th Milano-Sanremo, Alejandro Valverde will join his Movistar team-mates in Calella to start the 95th Volta a Catalunya (2.UWT), over seven stages from Monday 23 to Sunday 29. José Luis Arrieta and José Laguía will be the telephone squad's sports directors in a race where the Blues will bring another Catalan rider, four years after the late Xavi Tondo: neo-pro Marc Soler will be present.

Colombian Winner Anacona, Australian Rory Sutherland and Spaniards José Herrada, Pablo Lastras, Javi Moreno and José Joaquín Rojas complete the roster for a race full of difficulties and including a hard mountain stage on Thursday 26, over four rated climbs and a hilltop finish in La Molina (Cat-1).