Strong Movistar team to support Valverde at the Giro
Movistar Team has confirmed the line-up they will bring to the start of the 99th Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn (NED), on Friday.
José Luis Jaimerena and Chente García Acosta will direct Eusebio Unzué’s squad, led by Alejandro Valverde. The nine-man roster also includes Andrey Amador, Giovanni Visconti, Carlos Betancur, Rory Sutherland, Jasha Sütterlin, Javi Moreno, José Joaquín Rojas and José Herrada.
Valverde, winner in 2016 of the Vueltas a Castilla y León, Vuelta Andalucía and author of a supreme finish in last April’s Flèche Wallonne, will find excellent support from Amador, 4th-place finisher in the 2015 ‘Corsa Rosa’, powerful rouleurs Sütterlin and Sutherland, talented climbers Herrada, Moreno and Betancur and qualified allrounders Rojas and Visconti, the latter winner of the ‘Maglia Azzurra’ as miglior scalatore in 2015. The whole Movistar Team will reach the Netherlands on Tuesday evening.