Alejandro Valverde closes this week his first part of the season with several races in Spain with the Vuelta a Andalucía, a race that he has won four times. Neither the rivals nor the route will make it easy. In front, riders like Alberto Contador (Trek), Mikel Landa (Team Sky) or Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) will try to break the winning streak of Valverde, who has only missed the 2015 edition in recent years by participating in the Asian tour through Dubai, Qatar and Oman.
The race departs from Rincón de la Victoria with a stage that ends in Granada after the ascension to the Alto del Monachil in the final part of the route. The second day concludes at the Alto de la Peña del Águila, in Mancha Real, and the third links Lucena and Cordoba with an individual time trial of 12 km. The stages of Seville and Coín should be the least dangerous but they have several intermediate ports that could give extra emotion to the last two days.
Valverde will have the help of a powerful Movistar Team composed by Marc Soler, Gorka Izagirre, Rory Sutherland, Victor de la Parte, Jorge Arcas and Winner Anacona.