The Movistar Team has defined the nine riders that will wear the Blue jersey in the 100th Giro d’Italia, starting in Sardinia on Friday, May 5th. The lineup, led by Nairo Quintana -in his first stop of the Giro-Tour double this season-, also includes Andrey Amador, Winner Anacona, Daniele Bennati, Víctor de la Parte, José Herrada, Gorka Izagirre, José Joaquín Rojas and Rory Sutherland. The sports directors for this race will be José Luis Arrieta and Chente García Acosta.
The Italian grandtour, kicking off again on Friday and containing three rest day, will finish in Milan on Sunday 28th after 21 stages and 3,605 kilometers. The route features five mountain-top finishes -Etna (4th stage), Blockhaus (9th), Oropa (14th), Ortisei (18th) and Piancavallo (19th)-, several mid and high-mountain stages and two individual time trials: a longer, hillier stage ten, 39.8km between Foligno and Montefalco, and the 27.8km showdown from the Autodromo di Monza. The Blues will land in Sardinian turf on Tuesday.