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Video: Movistar riders start 2015 in perfect pitch with bike orchestra

Stars of Spanish team form percussion section in video for 2015 launch

Movistar riders including Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana, former Vuelta champion Alejandro Valverde and Great Britain’s Alex Dowsett are tapping oit a new rhythm, and it has nothing to do with pedal cadence.

The Spanish team’s riders make up a percussion orchestra for a video shot to coincide with its 2015 launch earlier this week.

In it, they use the frames and components of their Canyon bikes to produce a piece called Música en la Carretera – which translates, appropriately, as Music on the Road.

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At the launch, general manager Eusebio Unzué said: “Having the increasing support of Telefónica by our side, as well as a group of powerful, technology-driven sponsors such as Canyon, Endura and many others, makes us really proud.

“We have a strong reference in Nairo [Quintana], a man who has adapted exceptionally well to the tasks of being a team leader and progressed impressively to become a big name in the sport - it has really surprised us.

“Behind Quintana, there’s a group of riders young as well as experienced, ready to support him and also stand up wherever we need one of them to take over.

“Also, having a man like Alejandro [Valverde] aboard, able to contest the win in practically every race we bring him into, as well as top directors and staff - it keeps us confident that we can take another step forward and contest the win in the Tour.

“Fortunately, there are many other goals we can aim in cycling: the Vuelta, the classics, the Hour record with Dowsett or even the WorldTour, which we conquered in the last two editions thanks to splendid team performances. We have strong reasons to be excited about 2015," he added.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Guerch to Church | 9 years ago

You only get that sound with Campy. lol

bdsl | 9 years ago

I wonder whether the riders were really tapping out the rythm. It looks like the rythm might have been created by video editing.

Yorkshie Whippet | 9 years ago

Where/how/when do people come up with these ideas? I take my hat off to them.

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