Movistar's sports director on Primoz Roglic: It isn't common to see someone strong in the Tour of Romandie winning the Giro
May 21 2019 02:43 am CET

Movistar's sports director on Primoz Roglic: It isn't common to see someone strong in the Tour of Romandie winning the Giro
Movistar's sports director on Primoz Roglic: It isn't common to see someone strong in the Tour of Romandie winning the Giro
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Movistar's sports directors Vicente García and Maximilian Sciandri talked about their views on the favourites to win the Giro d'Italia at the first rest day of the race.

Jose Joaquin Rojas is in the fourth overall position, two minutes and 33 seconds behind the current leader Valerio Conti, while Andrey Amador is in the sixth position, Richard Carapaz in the 20th place and Mikel Landa in the 30th, more than six seconds behind the rider of UAE-Team Emirates.

The sports directors of the Spanish team think the best is yet to come. "The hard part of the Giro d'Italia is about to start," said Garcia to Spanish newspaper Marca. "Our team is complete and in good shape. (Miguel Angel) Lopez will surely attack and the same will do (Simon) Yates if he feels fine."

The next two stages of the Corsa Rosa will be flat but then the peloton will get to the mountains. "The real Giro starts now," Sciandri added. "It is a shame to lose even one second, but there is still a lot of racing to be done, and from this week the toughest climbs will start.

"We can see that (Primoz) Roglic is very strong and also (Vincenzo) Nibali. I'm sure Nibali is in shape to fight, he has improved a lot in the time trials and he's one of the best in the descents, he has won all three grand tours and has a great experience. We haven't seen yet how the favourites will be on ascents of more than one hour, we don't know how Roglic will be. We know in cycling that it isn't common to see someone strong in the Tour of Romandie winning the Giro."




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