PezCycling News - What's Cool In Road Cycling : La VUELTA’19: Teams Presentation Photo and Video Gallery

PeloPics: The 2019 Vuelta a España presented the competing teams on Thursday in front of a large multi-national crowd in the Spanish resort town of Moraira. The opening event was shown on live TV with all the razzmatazz of a Grand Tour, PEZman Alastair Hamilton was there to take in the fun.



Estaban Chaves was his usual happy self: “We don’t have individual goals with Mitchelton-Scott, but a collective one: to fight for stage wins”

All very nice, but the start town with the accreditations and press room was 150 kilometres away in Torrevieja. Not to worry, a job had to be done.


Fuglsang was chatty and looking to make amends for his Tour de France bad luck

Before the presentation there were interviews with the main riders of this years Spanish Grand Tour.


World champion Alejandro Valverde is always keen: “He is the leader (Quintana) and I’ll try to stay in contention too”


Nairo Quintana riding his last Grand Tour for Movistar: “It would be the greatest pride to win La Vuelta and have a Latin American party”.


'Superman' Lopez will be wanting to repeat his podium place of 2018, or go top? “My goal is the same as it is in every race, I want to do a bit better than the previous time and keep growing”


Roglic will have learnt a few lessons from the Giro d'Italia, "I want to win"


Chaves, Fuglsang, Lopez and Valverde should all be fighting it out


The top men in a very open Vuelta


The rider would circle the stage before being introduced


The fans were ready for the show


Perico Delgado was doing the honours as usual


Patrick Bevin was having a good season until he crashed in the Tour


The Burgos-BH team will try for stage wins


Clement Venturini for AG2R-La Mondiale


Darwin Atapuma wanted to remember the day


The Bahrain-Merida team


The Trek team will be looking for stage wins


Declercq and Gilbert in a good mood


Dutch champion Fabio Jakobsen


Sharp haircut for James Knox


The Bora-Hansgrohe team


Someone forgot to tell Groupama-FDJ to bring their bikes


The French team riders had quite a walk


Kruijswijk will be tired after the Tour - Stage win?


Tony Martin is now more of a work house than a TT specialist


Can 'Superman' live up to his nickname?


Ineos has three possible leaders: Henao, Poels and the young Geoghegan Hart


Lining up for his 10th Grand Tour start, Ian Stannard brings power and experience


The Vuelta winner, Fabio Aru, hasn't been the same rider, maybe his luck will change


Fernando Gaviria: "I am happy to make my debut in an important race like the Vuelta, the only Grand Tour I have never participated in. There aren't many stages for the sprinters, and we'll have to take our chances when we can - this is what makes the Vuelta even more challenging and stimulating”


You wonder what Nairo Quintana will do in his last Grand Tour with Movistar


The World champion, Alejandro Valverde, was the star of the show wit the Spanish fans


The oldest man in the race suits the rainbow jersey


Everyone wanted a shake of his hand


The 2019 Vuelta song; 'Otro intento más' by Arkano, could possibly be the worst so far


It had been a hot and dry evening!


The full presentation by RTVE

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