Spaniard to chase sprinters' trophy in the Basque Country on Monday, will be the local hero at the Vuelta a Burgos starting a day later. Movistar Team riders safe through stage two in the Tour de Pologne
A busy first week in August is coming up for the Movistar Team. At the same time they compete abroad at the Tour de Pologne -where Sacha Modolo (UAD) won Katowice's closing sprint on stage two, with all Blues unscathed and Alex Dowsett recovering from Saturday's crash-, the telephone squad will start six consecutive days of racing in Spain with Monday's Circuito de Getxo and the prestigious Vuelta a Burgos.
At the 72nd edition of the Basque one-day event, with its 10 laps and 170km around the Txomintxu climb (700m at 9% max.), Carlos Barbero will lead an eight-man squad including local rider Jonathan Castroviejo; 2016 third-place finisher José Herrada; Spain's competitors at next Thursday's Euro TT champs Víctor de la Parte and Héctor Carretero; plus Jorge Arcas, Antonio Pedrero and Richard Carapaz.
A day later, on Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th August, the Movistar Team will head into Burgos with Barbero, Arcas, Carapaz, Herrada and Pedrero alongside Rubén Fernández, Dani Moreno and Marc Soler. The latter three are expected to shine at a climbers' course, with no TTs and two mountain-top finishes in Picón Blanco (Thursday 3rd) and the race-deciding Lagunas de Neila.
Results: Tour de Pologne