Bogota, Feb 5 .- The Colombian Winner Anacona (Movistar), who won the Vuelta a San Juan last Sunday, said Tuesday in Bogota that he hopes to participate in the next edition of the Tour de France, in which the team leader will be his compatriot Nairo Quintana.
“I have a race in the Netherlands, later I will play the Paris-Nice and the Vuelta a Catalunya, until now I have not defined my calendar and I do not know which one I’ll be in this year, I hope it’s the Tour, we’ll see” affirmed the cyclist in a press conference.
On the other hand, Anacona, 30, stressed that the victory he won on Sunday in Argentina is not only his but also his team, because the win “is not for a single person.”
“You win as a team, the victory is not for a single person, you work for a leader and in the end you see the result as (has happened with) Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa, for talking about the leaders of the team, “he said.
The Colombian also pointed out that the title of the Vuelta a San Juan, the first of his career, took away some pressure for Tour Colombia, which will be played between February 12 and 17 in the department of Antioquia.
“I’m very calm, I did have some tension at the end of the Colorado stage, which was the fifth of the Vuelta a San Juan, but it really does not put pressure on me, this is going to be a very nice race at home,” he added. .
This competition that will be held in your country is, in the words of Anacona, a great opportunity to present the new talents of Colombian cycling on the international stage.
“I think they are doing very important things and more talents are emerging, the important thing is to continue in that line, the other day we made accounts and we are, I think, more than 21 Colombians in World Tour teams, a few years ago these figures were not seen “, he pointed.
In the six-stage race in Antioquia, the Movistar team will be formed, in addition to Anacona, by Quintana, the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz, the Argentine Eduardo Sepulveda and the Spaniards Jorge Arcas and Marc Soler.
In this regard, Anacona noted that another advantage will be that the team will be accompanied by directives, which were not in the Vuelta a San Juan.
“Eusebio Unzué returns (manager of the team), who was already here last year, and will also be as coach Pablo Lastras,” the climber concluded.