First day in Brussels
Telefónica-backed squad completes first training ride on Belgian soil, participates in teams’ presentation at Grand Place two days before TDF’s big start on Saturday.
After landing in Belgium on Wednesday evening to take part in the 106th Tour de France, the Movistar Team completed a busy pre-race schedule on Thursday before focusing on the actual racing, which is now just two days away.
🇧🇪☀️ Excited to train and race on Belgian roads again in this #TDF2019 #GrandDepartBXL! Here are some shots from our Thursday ride, 48 hours before the start of @LeTour. #RodamosJuntos #MyCanyon @canyon_bikes pic.twitter.com/47PP9uvxMM
— Movistar Team (@Movistar_Team) July 4, 2019
Following the press conference by Quintana, Landa, Valverde and Unzué at the Blues’ hotel, the Telefónica-backed squad covered their first training ride together on TT bikes -the same Canyon machines they will use at Sunday’s crucial TTT stage two- for about two hours, before heading to Brussels’ Grand-Place for the early race events held by ASO.
The riders’ briefing, the organisers’ official pictures and the teams’ presentation in front of the Belgian crowds completed the Movistar Team’s programme for the day, prior to training again for the TTT on Friday and taking their 37th consecutive TDF start on Saturday since the Abarca Sports organisation made its debut in 1983.