Tour de France

Movistar

Movistar underwent a huge shakeup this offseason with its longtime GC hope Nairo Quintana departing, alongside grand tour stars Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa, and talented domestique Andrey Amador.

Team Info

Flag of Spain

Country
Spain
UCI Rankings
20th
Team Manager
Eusebio Unzué
Year Founded
1980
Past Tour Results
Stage win 2019
Type of Sponsor
Spanish mobile phone company
10
Age of Enric Mas when Alejandro Valverde raced his first Tour
8
grand tour podium finishes by Valverde
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Carlos Betancur (Col) 30 0 1 18 (2017)
Dario Cataldo (I) 35 0 1 DNF
Imano Erviti (Sp) 36 0 10 77 (2010, 2018)
Luis Mas (Sp) 30 0 0 N/A
Enric Mas (Sp) 25 0 1 89 (2019)
Nelson Oliviera (P) 31 0 4 47 (2015)
Alejandro Valverde (Sp) 40 4 12 3 (2015)
Jürgen Roelandts (B) 35 0 7 85 (2011)

Equipment

Bicycle: Canyon
Components: SRAM
Wheels: Zipp
Clothing: Alé

What to know

Movistar underwent a huge shakeup this offseason with its longtime GC hope Nairo Quintana departing, alongside grand tour stars Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa, and talented domestique Andrey Amador. What the 2020 Movistar lacks in firepower it makes up for in focus. In years past Movistar came in with three leaders, and this year it will have just two: Alejandro Valverde and rising star Enric Mas. The team’s other rising talent, Marc Soler, will skip the Tour to instead race the Giro d’Italia.

Our take

Once-proud Movistar now lacks a bonafide five-star favorite for the race, but this fact will hopefully simplify things for the Spanish squad. Last year we scoffed at the bizarre tactics that sprung from their three-leader model. Our hope is a streamlined Tour plan that leads to success.