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Movistar Team (MOV)

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde are both names with a nice ring to them. Both stars are candidates for a win, no matter where the start happens to be.

In addition to these two stars, the Spanish Movistar team has some other strong riders as well: after Ion Izagirre of Spain came in second overall in last year’s Tour de Suisse, he left the team (to sign with Bahrain Merida) and his brother Gorka stepped into the breach. After all, he came 12th in the general category last year while racing as his brother’s domestique. Perhaps his Spanish teammate Jonathan Castroviejo will also get a chance of success in the general classification. Last year, he came in sixth in the time trials in Davos.

Sponsor Movistar is a Spanish telecom/mobile communications company. The team wears a dark-blue jersey with green lettering.