The Colombian Nairo Quintana and Spaniards Mikel Landa and Alejandro Valverde were already sure of participation in La Grande Boucle (7-29 July). The three of them start as leader of Movistar. Sports director Eusebio Unzué made Monday the other five Movistar riders is known that preparation for the Grand Départ on the island of Noirmoutier.
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The five that are in the service of the three leaders will drive consists of the Costa Rican Andrey Amador, the Italian Daniele Bennati and the Spaniards Imanol Erviti, José Joaquin Rojas and Marc Soler, this spring, the best in Paris-Nice. The Portuguese Nelson Oliveira and the German Jasha Sütterlin fell in the last instance.
Movistar hopes during the Tour as a collective favourite Chris Froome to deal with them. Quintana was already three times on the tour podium (2nd in 2013 and 2015 and 3rd in 2016), Valverde was third in 2016, while Landa last year – as a servant of the winner Chris Froome – just next to the stage fell.