Marc Soler will leads Movistar at the Tour de Romandie, while Miguel Angel Lopez makes his racing debut for 2021.
For Lopez it will be his first race since the 2020 Giro d’Italia, which he had to leave on the opening day after a crash. The Colombian suffered no fractures, but he sustained a deep wound that required surgery. He was also unable to ride for two and a half months due to the aftermath of his crash.
The Colombian rider got off to a false start with his new team due to a positive corona test, he had to skip the training camp in Almería and postpone his planned start to the season. The Tour de Romandie will be his first race next week.
According to the team’s plans, the Colombian climber will do both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana this year. In both Grand Tours he shares the lead with Enric Mas.