2021 Team Preview: Movistar | Cyclingnews

2021 Team Preview: Movistar | Cyclingnews


The longest-running team in the WorldTour peloton, Eusebio Unzué’s Spanish squad dates back to 1980, racing as Reynolds, Banesto, ibanesto.com, Illes Balears, and Caisse d’Epargne, before telecoms giant Movistar took over title sponsorship in  2011. 

The team won five consecutive editions of the Tour de France through Miguel Indurain in the 1990s, while the likes of Nairo Quintana and Richard Carapaz have brought in three-week titles in more recent years. Alejandro Valverde has been the team’s leading light for 15 years but age may just be catching up with the Spaniard, perhaps reflecting a transitional period for the team.



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