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Movistar Team’s two programs warm up for 2020 season reboot with training camps

17 July 2020
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Cycling gets back on track

Nine of the Blues’ ladies get together in Pamplona on Sunday 19th, just before the start to their ‘new’ season in the Navarra Classics, while eleven men’s team members continue their preparations in the Pyrenees.

Few days before kicking off their ‘new’ season with the women’s Navarra Classics (Thursday 23rd / Friday 24th), after nearly five months away due to the worst of the still-ongoing health crisis, the Movistar Team is gathering a portion of both its men’s and women’s programs with two training camps in Pamplona and the Pyrenees.

Right next to the headquarters of the Telefónica-backed squad, and before the first three races on home soil –Durango will complete the ‘opening weekend’ for the Blues on July 26th-, a nine-woman contingent from the Sebastián Unzué / Jorge Sanz-led squad will get together to finetune details before a packed summer calendar. Barbara Guarischi, Katrine Aalerud, Jelena Erić, Alicia González, Eider Merino, Alba Teruel, Sheyla Gutiérrez, Lourdes Oyarbide and Paula Patiño are the riders called up for the training camp.

A portion of the Movistar Team’s men’s squad is getting ready for the ‘2020 2.0’ season in the Pyrenees. (c) Bagan Fotografia / Movistar Team

Further north, and over 2,000 meters above sea level, an eleven-man group has been training for the last ten days and will remain together until just before the Vuelta a Burgos (July 28th – August 1st). The list includes Alejandro Valverde, Enric Mas, Marc Soler, Davide Villella, Imanol Erviti, Dario Cataldo, José Joaquín Rojas, Antonio Pedrero, Lluís Mas, Nelson Oliveira and Carlos Verona.

Valverde and Mas are ready to return. (c) Bagan Fotografia / Movistar Team

An altitude camp to improve their form right before the big races loom, all into a tight, 100-day schedule.

Cover picture (c): Baixauli Studio / Movistar Team