It will be the fifth Olympic Games for the Murcian
Alejandro Valverde (41 years old) will lead the
Spanish Olympic Road Cycling Team that will compete in Tokyo-2020.
Valverde will be accompanied by Ion Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre, Omar Fraile and Jesús Herrada for the online test, which will be held on July 24, the day after the opening of the Games.
“The individual time trial, which will take place on Wednesday, July 28, will be played by Ion Izagirre,” says a Federation spokesman in a statement, adding that “we wanted to build a team around Valverde with people who Besides being able to work and put himself at the service of Alejandro, he has the ability to get into cuts and finish.
it will be his fifth Olympic Games, after having been in Athens-2004, Beijing-2008, London-2012 and Rio-2016.
«We are going to do our best, to do it well, but yes
I don’t like having the pressure of having to get a medal yes or yes »Valverde said on Monday at a press conference on the second rest day of the Tour de France-2021.
“If we can, we will achieve it, of course, but we must be aware that the rivals are fine, there are people preparing this goal 100% and it will be very difficult not only to win, but also to get a medal,” he added .
Like Valverde, Ion Izagirre also has Olympic experience after participating in Rio-2016 both in the online event and in the time trial, in which he finished eighth.