August 18, 2014

MADRID (AP) Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Spanish Vuelta.

Movistar has announced its squad for the three-week grand tour starting on Saturday. It says Quintana and Valverde will ''lead the nine-man'' team.

Quintana won the Giro d'Italia earlier this summer before Movistar chose to rest him for the Tour de France despite his runner's-up performance at cycling biggest event in 2013.

Quintana will be among the favorites along with former Tour winner Christopher Froome to win the Vuelta.

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