Valverde, Landa and Quintana to start together at Tour de Suisse
Jun 04 2018 09:40 pm CET

Valverde, Landa and Quintana to start together at Tour de Suisse
Valverde, Landa and Quintana to start together at Tour de Suisse
Photo by Movistar Team

Movistar is set to start in the Tour de Suisse with the three captains for the Tour de France in preparation for the Grande Boucle.

The Swiss race will be the preparation for a part of the team ahead of the French grand tour and it will be the first time that Alejandro Valverde, Mikel Landa and Nairo Valverde will appear together in racing. The 82nd edition of the race will have nine days of competition between the 9th and the 17th of June.

The road to the Tour de France has been diverse for the three riders. Valverde has had a successful start of the season with victories in races like the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the Abu Dhabi Tour and the GP Miguel Indurain, and this will be his return to racing since starting a break in April.

Landa started in stage races like the Ruta del Sol in which he finished in the sixth position of GC, Tirreno-Adriatico in which he won a stage and ended up in the sixth spot of the overall classification, and the Vuelta al Pais Vasco where he finished second. The rider also appeared in classics like the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Quintana participated in Colombia Oro y Paz where he finished second, the Volta a Catalunya in which he also stepped on the second spot of the final podium and the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, where he was fifth. He also appeared in Dwars door Vlaanderen, where he practiced for the cobbled stage of the Tour de France.




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