Valverde, Mas and Landa will lead Spain in the Imola World Cup

Pascual Momparler has today offered the list of eight cyclists who will be in the World Championship next week. Pello Bilbao will participate in the time trial.


Pascual Momparler, national elite road cycling coach, announced this Sunday the definitive list of cyclists who will defend the jersey of the Spanish elite men's team at the World Championship in Imola - Emilia-Romagna. The national team will be made up of the following eight riders: Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), Enric Mas (Movistar Team), Marc Soler (Movistar Team), Mikel Landa (Bahrein-Mclaren), Pello Bilbao (Bahrein-Mclaren), Luis León Sánchez (Astana), David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates) and Jesús Herrada (Cofidis). The online test, which will consist of 259.2 km. with almost 5,000 meters of accumulated unevenness, it will be held on Sunday 27.

The Spanish presence in the time trial will be carried out by the current Spanish champion of the discipline, Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Mclaren), who will face an eminently flat course of a total of 32 kilometers on Friday 25. "We have the selection of riders who I think better mentally reach a World Cup that will be very hard. For cyclists it will be difficult to link the concentration prior to the Tour with the Tour itself and this World Cup, but they all arrive mentally and with a great taste in their mouths after three weeks in France, "Pascual Momparler pointed out. The coach stands out in the same way that they travel to the World Cup with maximum ambition and enthusiasm: "We will have Alejandro Valverde, champion in 2018, as well as a series of cyclists who, as we have all seen, have finished the Tour de France frankly well, so We go to Italy with the greatest of ambitions ".

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