The sports director of Team Medelln, Jos Julin Velsquez, assured this Friday that they hope to raise the name of the team in the Vuelta a Asturias, a Spanish event that will be held between April 30 and May 2 of this year.
“We hope to leave the name of the team and of Medelln in Spain as high as possible,” said Velsquez when commenting on the decision of that race to invite them this year.
The strategist explained that the test is not unknown to his team and he recorded that they were on the podium with Scar Sevilla (third) and with the Ecuadorian Jonathan Caicedo (runner-up), today an EF Education-Nippo runner for Colombians Rigoberto Urn and Serguio Higuita .
The Return to Asturias In its 63rd edition it will have the participation of 15 teams from 8 different countries, among which are the UCI World Movistar Team and eight Professional Continental teams.
In this edition, which will be held after the suspension of last year due to the pandemic, a list of Professional Continental teams will be increased in which, in addition to the Spanish and Eolo-Kometa, the American Novo Nordisk, Delko French and Russian Gazprom-Rusvelo.
In the international chapter there will also be three Portuguese formations (Radio Popular-Boavista, Efapel and Louletano), with Team Medelln, Russian Lokosphink and with a wild card for the Japanese team Matrix Powertag.
Velsquez assured that the race this year like the previous ones is hard and that it is defined in the last two stages. In the penultimate there is a long and demanding slope and in the closing one there are also short but equally difficult passes.
To this is added, he explained, that the end of that day has a long descent and travels through narrow roads where runners must know how to locate.
He pointed out that the idea when participating in this and other events is to make a presence in Europe, Africa and America to achieve points that allow the team to rise in the UCI classification.
Abroad, Team Medelln hopes to be in the Tour of Rwanda and in the laps of Beauce (Canada), Qinghai Lake (China) and Utah (United States).
Also in the tours of Patagonia and Chilo (Chile) and Guatemala, as in all races in Colombia.EFE – EFE Agency – All rights reserved. All types of reproduction are prohibited without the written authorization of the EFE S / A Agency.
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