Blues head towards Italy, with Annemiek van Vleuten as leader, and France, as Enric Mas spearheads Movistar Team's lineup at Danish Grand Départ.
The Movistar Team head this week towards two of the biggest goals in their 2022 season: the Giro d’Italia Donne, which starts on Thursday 30th June in Cagliari, Sardinia, and the men’s Tour de France, whose Grand Départ will be opened on Friday 1st July with an individual time trial in Copenhagen.
In Italy, with ten days of racing -plus one rest day- in the programme through Sunday 10th, Jorge Sanz will manage a six-woman squad led by their biggest name, Annemiek van Vleuten, who will be starting here an exciting, three-stop ‘Grand Tour’ campaign. Alongside the Olympic champion will be a stage winner in the 2021 race, Emma Norsgaard; Pan American road race champion Arlenis Sierra; and three top domestiques in Aude Biannic, Paula Patiño and Jelena Erić.
Over in France, as the Telefónica-backed squad make their 40th consecutive appearance in the ‘Grande Boucle’, Patxi Vila and Chente García Acosta will be the sports directors for a group led by Enric Mas, 5th (2020) and 6th (2021) overall in their last two appearances to date. In support of the the Spaniard will be the recent Critérium du Dauphiné stage winner, Carlos Verona; American hopeful Matteo Jorgenson; and expert riders likd Imanol Erviti, Nelson Oliveira, Gorka Izagirre, Gregor Mühlberger and Albert Torres.