Movistar Team (MOV)
Spain’s Movistar Team can count Alejandro Valverde – wearer of the world champion’s rainbow jersey – among its ranks this Season.
Along with the serial winner from Spain, Colombian Nairo Quintana is another well-known name associated with the Spanish team in blue. The climber has already won the Italian and Spanish tours.
Last season, his long and courageous breakaway from the foot of the climb was met with wonder and admiration. It would be no surprise to see him lining up again this year.
With the Spanish tour specialist Mikel Landa and his Costa Rican team-mate Andrey Amador, the Iberian team has two more aces among its ranks.
Marc Soler – winner of the 2018 Paris-Nice – is representing the next generation of tour specialists. Soler finished an excellent eight overall at the 2017 TdS.
The Tour de Suisse in 2019 should have something to offer the team’s climbers, as well as for the nippy Alejandro Valverde.