Distrito Telefónica (Madrid) has once again been the place chosen to launch the new project of Movistar Team. Alejandro Valverde and his companions have shown for the first time the jersey that they will use in 2018. It will be a year with many novelties, the main the creation of a female team that will participate in the international calendar with the same ways as the men's lineup.
In an act presented by Pedro Delgado and the journalist Mónica Marchante they have also announced the general lines of the calendar of the three leaders of the team: Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana and the newcomer Mikel Landa. The 'Bala' will debut in Mallorca, contesting in two of the four races of the Balearic challenge. Subsequently, he will participate in Vuelta a Valencia, a race that will be held from January 31 to February 4.
These will be the first two competitions for Valverde after the accident suffered in the first stage of the Tour de France. The Movistar Team cyclist was operated in Dusseldorf (Germany), starting the recovery process immediately after leaving the operating room.
As confirmed by Eusebio Unzué, general manager of Movistar Team, the intention is that Valverde, Quintana and Landa dispute the Tour de France 2018.