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Izagirre leads a team of 8 riders of which 7 potentially could feature in the top of the overall standings

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ADRIANO MALORI

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ION IZAGIRRE

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JESUS HERRADA

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JOHN GADRET

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JONATHAN CASTROVIEJO

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JOSÉ HERRADA LÓPEZ

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MOVISTAR TEAM

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RUBEN FERNANDEZ

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VOLTA AO ALGARVE

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26.01.2015 @ 15:10 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The Spanish team Movistar, the world's number one in 2013 and 2014, will be in the Volta ao Algarve/Tour of Algarve (February 18-22) with a team able to fight for the overall classification.

 

The team of José Luis Jaimerena will be led by the spanish road champion Ion Izaguirre who will be one of the men in the fight for the yellow jersey. Italian Time Trial champion and recent winner of the individual exercise in the Tour de San Luis Adriano Malori will be the favourite to win the time trial.

 

2013 Spanish time trial champion Jonathan Castroviejo, the winner of the 2013 Tour de l'Avenir in 2013 Rubén Fernández, Jesús Herrada, José Herrada, Marc Soler and John Gadret are all solid climbers that may fight for the top positions in the overall standings.

 

With Movistar, the Volta ao Algarve/Tour of Algarve now has eight WorldTour teams: Astana, Cannondale-Garmon, Ettix-QuickStep, Katusha, Lotto NL-Jumbo, Lotto Soudal, Movistar and Sky.

 

Five teams from the professional continental category will be present Bora Argon-18, Caja Rural-Seguros RGS, RusVelo, Team Roompot and Wanty-Groupe Gobert. The organizers have also ensured the presence of the six portuguese continental teams as well as the continental Optum p / b Kelly Benefit Strategies team.

 

Provisional start list:

Astana: Michele Scarponi, Luis León Sánchez, Rein Taaramae Valerio Agnoli, Davide Malacarne, Maxat Ayazbayev, Arman Kamyshev and Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev.

 

Katusha: Tiago Machado, Sergey Chernetski, Yuri Trofimov, Alexander Porsev, Rudiger Selig, Alberto Losada, Anton Vorobyev and Alexander Kolobnev.

 

Lotto NL-Jumbo: Robert Gesink, Sep Vanmarcke, Tom van Asbroeck, Paul Martens, Bram Tankink, Robert Wagner, Kevin de Weert and Maarten Wynants.

 

Lotto Soudal: André Greipel, Tony Gallopin, Jens Debusschere, Jurgen Roelandts, Sean de Bie, Stig Broeckx, Marcel Sieberg and Vegard Breen. 

 

Movistar: Jonathan Castroviejo, Rubén Fernández, John Gadret, Jesús Herrada, José Herrada, Ion Izaguirre, Adriano Malori and Marc Soler.

 

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA: Ricardo Vilela, José Gonçalves, Ángel Madrazo, Heiner Parra, Hugh Carthy, Omar Fraile, Luis Mas and Fabricio Ferrari.

 

RusVelo: Ivan Balykin, Igor Boev, Petr Ignatenko, Artem Nych, Roman Maikin, Artem Ovechkin, Kirill Pozdnyakov and Mamyr Stash.

 

Team Roompot: Michel Kreder, Raymond Kreder, Wesley Kreder, Jesper Asselman, Maurits Lammertink, Berden de Vries, Tim kerkhof and Mike Terpstra.

 

Wanty-Goupe Gobert: Bjorn Leukemans, Marco Marcato, Francis de Greef, Roy Jans, Jan Ghijselinck, Frederik Veuchelen, Kevin Van Melsen and James Vanlandschoot.

 

Oputm: Jesse Anthony, Scott Zwizanski, Thomas Zirbel, Eric Young, Ryan Anderson, Bradley Huff, William Routley and Phil Gaimon.

 

Stages

1st Lagos – Albufeira, 166,7 km

2nd Lagoa – Monchique, 197,2 km

3rd Vila do Bispo – Cabo de S. Vicente, 19 km (TT)

4th Tavira – Malhão, 218,3 km

5th Almodôvar – Vilamoura, 184,9 km

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