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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.
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.