Tour de Suisse
Rettenbachferner climb, Bern TT showdown set to decide last WT event before Grande Boucle; Movistar Team lining up Malori alongside climbing group -Moreno, Capecchi, Ion Izagirre, Anacona-
Winner Anacona, Ion Izagirre, Fran Ventoso, Adriano Malori, Javi Moreno, José Joaquín Rojas, Eros Capecchi and Igor Antón -with José Luis Jaimerena and José Luis Laguía as sports directors- are the eight riders the Movistar Team will bring to the 79th edition of the Tour de Suisse (Saturday 13th – Sunday, June 21st), the final UCI WorldTour event before the Tour de France starts in Utrecht on July 4th.
Though always demanding due to its nine days of racing -the longest stagerace after the three Grand Tours-, the Helvetic event gathers all attention into only two stages: a marathon route (237km) on day five, en route to the Rettenbachferner in Sölden (11.4km at 10'8% avg. with its summit at 2669m), and the 38km ITT in Bern, which will take the race to a close.
A 5.1km prologue in Rotkreuz -favouring Adriano Malori's chances, as the final time trial- rounds up a race route including several chances for sprinters. The telephone squad will try to seek Rojas's success in those, together with Ventoso.