30 April // He is the big favorite and wanted to set the record straight from the opening stage: Nairo Quintana won the first stage of the Vuelta a Asturias, the 184.5 km Oviedo-Pola de Lena, 2nd Antonio Pedrero (Movistar Team) and 3rd Pierre Latour (Total Direct Energie). Today the second stage, the Candàs-Cangas del Narcea of 200.5 km with the main climb of the day less than 20 kilometers from the finish. Stages, profiles and startlist: from biciciclismo.com

Deceuninck – Quick-Step announced his team for the Volta ao Algarve, with Sam Bennett returning to action at the five-day Portuguese race. From deceuninck–quickstep.com

Kasper Asgreen will stay with Deceuninck-QuickStep until at least 2024, signing a new three-year contract after winning the Tour of Flanders. From cyclingnews.com

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