National Road Race Championships
Alejandro Valverde will participate this Saturday in the Spanish Road Race Championships, where he is the current winner and this year will be held in Cocentaina (Alicante). This is an important competition in his sport history, with the titles won last year in Cáceres and in 2008 in Talavera de la Reina and the national ITT won in Ponferrada in 2014. He races both the road race and the time trial.
Valverde will lead a powerful Movistar Team, which will race again with its best Spanish riders. Since 2010, the structure directed by Eusebio Unzue has always won all national route titles; but this year seems a little more complicated because, in addition to the threat of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Movistar Team riders will have to face stars like Alberto Contador, Joaquim Rodriguez or Mikel Landa.
The nearly 200 registered riders are going to have a complicated route of 194 km and six laps around a demanding circuit of 32.4 km. A challenge for both Alejandro and Movistar Team, which will have in this national title his last test before an exciting month of July in the Tour de France.