Alejandro Valverde participated on Monday morning in a press conference in Telefónica District (Madrid) with important news for the next season. Before the announcements, the company has wanted to recognize the hard work of recovery of the cyclist during the last two months. They have emitted a video with images of a process where Valverde has demonstrated once again his passion for this sport, with professionalism and discipline from the first day after surgery.
Also, Alejandro has ruled out 100% that he will participate in a race in the remainder of the season 2017, despite the recovery is very well. His first challenge will arrive in the beginning of 2018, although neither team nor runner have marked a specific place for the return. "Australia would be a nice to start, but it is still not sure. We have to meet first and see the calendar. We will do it during the winter and we will see what we decide."
The event has also served to unveil the new uniform of Movistar Team from the next year. Movistar Team keeps the dark blue in the culotte but changes the tone of the jersey by a bright blue that fulfills a double function: to represent the new brand image of the company and to give more visibility to the riders besides the #RodamosJuntos campaign.
In the same way, Eusebio Unzué, general manager of Abarca Sports, has unveiled the creation of a women's cycling team with the best races of the international calendar on the horizon and the same sponsors of the World Tour team. A group that will provide the opportunity to grow to the best riders in the country and that will also work together with the RFEC in promoting the base.