Team Movistar's two-pronged plan to attack Sky's Chris Froome "vanished" as quickly as the 2017 Tour de France began.
Spaniard Alejandro Valverde celebrated the second Volta a Catalonia win of his career by winning the final stage on Sunday in Barcelona.
Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) soloed to his fifth career win at La Vuelta a Murcia on Saturday.
Nairo Quintana made the perfect start to a daunting season as the Colombian survived the elements to win the Tour of Valencia on Sunday.
Movistar could be poised for an unbelievable 2017 if Nairo Quintana can deliver on his Giro-Tour double plan and Valverde keeps winning.
Trek – Segafredo and Movistar amass their respective forces for 2017 in hopes that strong teams can challenge Sky's Tour de France
After breaking vertebrae in a February crash, Jonathan Castroviejo now wants to help Nairo Quintana in the Tour de France.
With two riders in the top three, Movistar has a strong hand to play at the Giro between Valverde's experience and Amador's top form.
Movistar usually relies on early season stage race results to buoy its WorldTour standings, but things are pretty different in 2016.
Movistar's Adriano Malori is recovering after Friday's terrifying crash in San Luis