Movistar Team

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Movistar Team
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Team information
UCI code MOV
Based Spain
Founded 1980 (1980)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles Canyon
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Eusebio Unzué
Directeur sportif José Vicente "Chente" Garcia Acosta
Team name history
1980–1989
1990–2000
2001–2003
2004–2005
2005
2006
2007–2010
2011–
Reynolds
Banesto
iBanesto.com
Illes Balears-Banesto
Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
Caisse d'Epargne
Movistar Team
Movistar Team jersey
Jersey
Current season

Movistar Team (UCI team code: MOV) is a professional road bicycle racing team which participates in the UCI ProTour and has achieved twelve general classification (GC) victories in Grand Tours. The title sponsor is the Spanish mobile telephone company Telefónica, with the team riding under the name of the company's brand Movistar.[1]

The team was formed as Reynolds, led by Ángel Arroyo and later by Pedro Delgado, who won a Tour de France and a Vuelta a España, and was subsequently sponsored by Banesto, under which title the team included 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain and Alex Zülle, twice winner of the Vuelta a España. The team offices are in Egüés, a municipality of Navarre, Spain, in the metropolitan area of Pamplona.[2] A later sponsor was Caisse d'Epargne, a French semi-cooperative banking group.

Having previously used Pinarello bikes, the team will ride Canyon frames for 2014 with Campagnolo parts. Since 2008 Eusebio Unzué has been the manager of the team after the long running manager, José Miguel Echavarri, retired from the sport. Directeurs sportifs of the team include Neil Stephens, Alfonso Galilea and José Luis Jaimerena.

History[edit]

Reynolds (1981–1989)[edit]

The team began in 1980 as the Reynolds team which José Miguel Echavarri as the directeur sportif.[3] In 1982 signed a young Pedro Delgado who acted as a domestique for team leader Ángel Arroyo during the 1982 Vuelta a España.[4] Arroyo won the Vuelta after his team controlled the race after he took the lead. But 48 hours after his Vuelta win, the results of a positive test were made known for Methylphenidate (Ritalin). Arroyo and the Reynolds team denied that Arroyo doped and asked for a B-analysis which confirmed the positive A-sample. Arroyo became the first winner of the Vuelta a España to be disqualified.[5] Delgado changed teams in 1985 but returned to Reynolds in 1988 where he won the 1988 Tour de France and then the 1989 Vuelta a España with the team. In 1984, Miguel Indurain made his professional debut with the team.

Banesto (1990–2003)[edit]

In 1990 Spanish bank Banesto took over as the main sponsor of the team from Reynolds. Delgado was the team leader for the Tour de France while Miguel Indurain and Julián Gorospe were the leaders for the week long stage races. When Gorospe took the lead in that year's Vuelta, the team went behind him in a bid to win the race. However Gorospe lost the leader's jersey and Delgado took over the leadership but could not regain the time that Italian Marco Giovannetti had gained and ended the race second overall behind Giovannetti. Over the following years, Indurain rose to become a dominator of stage races winning five editions of the Tour de France and two editions of the Giro d'Italia. Delgado was the team leader for the Vuelta. The team also achieved success with Jean-François Bernard who won the 1992 edition of Paris–Nice with the team. The team won the Vuelta again in 1998 with Abraham Olano. During this time Alex Zülle joined the team and finished the 1999 Tour de France second overall while legendary climber José María Jiménez performed in the Vuelta a España. The team became known as iBanesto.com in the final years of the sponsorship of the Banesto bank.

Illes Balears (2004–2005)[edit]

In 2004 Illes Balears, the Balearic Island's Tourism Board, became the team's principal sponsor, the team's name was Illes Balears-Banesto until 2005. Caisse d'Epargne took over from Banesto as the second sponsor in the 2005 season, the team was then known as Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne. Caisse d'Epargne then became the main sponsor in 2006 reversing the title sponsor ordering with the name, Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears.

The team fielded a number of strong contenders in the 2005 Tour de France including Francisco Mancebo (former National Champion of Spain), Alejandro Valverde, Vladimir Karpets and sprinter Isaac Gálvez. Mancebo produced the best results finishing fourth overall in the General Classification.

Caisse d'Epargne (2006–2010)[edit]

Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears finished fifth overall (56 minutes, 53 seconds behind Team T-Mobile) in the Team Classification at the 2006 Tour de France. Individually, the team's top rider, Óscar Pereiro, finished in second place. The Tour victory of Phonak rider Floyd Landis was almost immediately called into question, after a urine sample taken after his Stage 17 win twice tested positive for banned synthetic testosterone as well as a ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone nearly three times the limit allowed by World Anti-Doping Agency rules.[6]

After hearing of the positive "A" test, Pereiro stated that it was only an initial, unconfirmed result and he would not yet consider Landis guilty or himself the Tour winner. "I have too much respect for Landis to do otherwise", he said.[7] After hearing that the Landis "B" test also came back positive, Pereiro stated that he now considers himself Tour champion and the Landis scandal should not diminish his own achievement. "Right now I feel like the winner of the Tour de France", Pereiro said. "It's a victory for the whole team."[8] After nearly two years of appeals, Pereiro was officially upgraded to Tour champion for 2006.[9]

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 January 2014.[10] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Andrey Amador (CRC) (1986-08-29)29 August 1986 (aged 27)
 Igor Antón (ESP) (1983-03-02)2 March 1983 (aged 30)
 Eros Capecchi (ITA) (1986-06-13)13 June 1986 (aged 27)
 Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) (1987-04-27)27 April 1987 (aged 26)
 Alex Dowsett (GBR) (1988-10-03)3 October 1988 (aged 25)
 Imanol Erviti (ESP) (1983-11-15)15 November 1983 (aged 30)
 John Gadret (FRA) (1979-04-22)22 April 1979 (aged 34)
 Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) (1978-11-27)27 November 1978 (aged 35)
 Jesús Herrada (ESP) (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 23)
 José Herrada (ESP) (1985-10-01)1 October 1985 (aged 28)
 Beñat Intxausti (ESP) (1986-03-20)20 March 1986 (aged 27)
 Gorka Izagirre (ESP) (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 (aged 26)
 Jon Izagirre (ESP) (1988-02-04)4 February 1988 (aged 25)
 Pablo Lastras (ESP) (1976-01-20)20 January 1976 (aged 37)
Rider Date of birth
 Juan José Lobato (ESP) (1988-12-28)28 December 1988 (aged 25)
 Adriano Malori (ITA) (1988-01-28)28 January 1988 (aged 25)
 Javier Moreno (ESP) (1984-07-18)18 July 1984 (aged 29)
 Rubén Plaza (ESP) (1980-02-29)29 February 1980 (aged 33)
 Dayer Quintana (COL) (1992-08-10)10 August 1992 (aged 21)
 Nairo Quintana (COL) (1990-02-04)4 February 1990 (aged 23)
 José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) (1985-06-08)8 June 1985 (aged 28)
 Enrique Sanz (ESP) (1989-09-11)11 September 1989 (aged 24)
 Jasha Sütterlin (GER) (1992-11-04)4 November 1992 (aged 21)
 Sylwester Szmyd (POL) (1978-03-02)2 March 1978 (aged 35)
 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (1980-04-25)25 April 1980 (aged 33)
 Francisco Ventoso (ESP) (1982-05-06)6 May 1982 (aged 31)
 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) (1983-01-13)13 January 1983 (aged 30)

Major results[edit]

Major Victories (as Movistar Team)[edit]

2011
1st Stage 5 Tour Down Under, Francisco Jose Ventoso
1st Stage 6 Volta a Catalunya, José Joaquin Rojas
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country, Vasil Kiryienka
1st Stage 6 Giro d'Italia, Francisco Ventoso
1st Stage 20 Giro d'Italia, Vasil Kiryienka
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse, Mauricio Soler
1st  Spain Road Race Championships, José Joaquin Rojas
1st Stage 8 Tour de France, Rui Costa
1st Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, Rui Costa
2012
1st  Spain Road Race Championships, Francisco Ventoso
1st  Belarus Time Trial Championships, Branislau Samoilau
1st Stage 5 Tour Down Under, Alejandro Valverde
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a Andalucía, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 2, Alejandro Valverde
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Murcia, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 1, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 3 Paris–Nice, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 1 Tour of the Basque Country, José Joaquín Rojas
1st Stage 4 Circuit de la Sarthe, Francisco Ventoso
1st Klasika Primavera, Giovanni Visconti
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León, Javier Moreno
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a Asturias, Beñat Intxausti
1st Stage 2a, Jesús Herrada
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Jonathan Castroviejo
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia, Francisco Ventoso
1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia, Andrey Amador
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné, Nairo Quintana
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse, Rui Costa
1st Stage 2, Rui Costa
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Route du Sud, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 3, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 17 Tour de France, Alejandro Valverde
1st Circuito de Getxo, Giovanni Visconti
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a España, Team Time Trial
1st Stages 3 & 8 Vuelta a España, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 5 Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Francisco Ventoso
1st Giro dell'Emilia, Nairo Quintana
2013
1st Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, Alejandro Valverde
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a Andalucía, Alejandro Valverde
1st Prologue & Stage 3, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 3 Volta a Catalunya, Nairo Quintana
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 4, Nairo Quintana
1st Klasika Primavera, Rui Costa
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León, Rubén Plaza
1st Stage 3, Rubén Plaza
1st Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Javier Moreno
1st Stage 8 (ITT) Giro d'Italia, Alex Dowsett
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Asturias, Javier Moreno
1st Stages 15 & 17 Giro d'Italia, Giovanni Visconti
1st Stage 16 Giro d'Italia, Beñat Intxausti
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse, Rui Costa
1st Stages 7 & 9 (ITT), Rui Costa
1st  Great Britain Time Trial Championships, Alex Dowsett
1st  Spain Time Trial Championships, Jonathan Castroviejo
1st  Portugal Time Trial Championships, Rui Costa
1st  Spain Road Race Championships, Jesús Herrada
Tour de France
1st Stages 16 & 19, Rui Costa
1st Stage 20, Nairo Quintana
1st Jersey polkadot.svg King of the Mountains classification, Nairo Quintana
1st Jersey white.svg Young Rider classification, Nairo Quintana
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 5, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 5 Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Jesús Herrada
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification, Alejandro Valverde
1st Arc en ciel.svg Road Race World Championships, Rui Costa
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Beijing, Beñat Intxausti
1st Stage 4, Beñat Intxausti
2014
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Tour de San Luis, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 4, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 5 (ITT), Adriano Malori
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Vuelta a Andalucía, Alejandro Valverde
1st Prologue, Stages 1 & 2, Alejandro Valverde
1st Vuelta a Murcia, Alejandro Valverde
1st Roma Maxima, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico, Adriano Malori
1st GP Miguel Indurain, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Circuit de la Sarthe, Alex Dowsett
1st La Flèche Wallonne, Alejandro Valverde
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Castilla y León, José Joaquín Rojas
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia, Nairo Quintana
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification, Nairo Quintana
1st Stages 16 & 19 (ITT) Giro d'Italia, Nairo Quintana
1st Stage 1 Route du Sud, Jesús Herrada
1st Stage 3 Route du Sud, Adriano Malori
1st  Spain Time Trial Championships, Alejandro Valverde
1st  Spain Road Race Championships, Ion Izagirre
1st  Italy Time Trial Championships, Adriano Malori
1st Stage 3 Tour of Austria, Dayer Quintana

World & National Championships[edit]

1982
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race José Luis Laguía
1983
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Carlos Hernández
2006
MaillotFra.PNG France Road Race Florent Brard
2007
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Joaquim Rodríguez
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Time Trial Jose Ivan Gutierrez
2008
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Alejandro Valverde
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Time Trial Luis León Sanchez
2010
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Jose Ivan Gutierrez
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Time Trial Luis León Sanchez
MaillotPortugal.PNG Portugal Time Trial Rui Costa
2011
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Jose Joaquin Rojas
2012
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Francisco Ventoso
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarus Time Trial Branislau Samoilau
2013
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Time Trial Alex Dowsett
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Time Trial Jonathan Castroviejo
MaillotPortugal.PNG Portugal Time Trial Rui Costa
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Jesús Herrada
MaillotMundial.PNG World Road Race Rui Costa
2014
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Time Trial Alejandro Valverde
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race Ion Izagirre
MaillotItalia.svg Italy Time Trial Adriano Malori

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telefonica to take over as Caisse d'Epargne sponsor from 2011 - Cyclingnews.com". Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  2. ^ "2009 Riders and teams Database — Cyclingnews.com". Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Reynolds 1980". de wielersite.nl. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Biography of Pedro Delgado". Pedro Delgado.com. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  5. ^ "1982 General Information". La Vuelta.com. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  6. ^ Macur, Juliet (2006-08-05). "Backup Sample on Landis Is Positive". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Pereiro cautious about Landis case". SportsIllustrated.com. 2006-07-27. 
  8. ^ "I am the Tour champion – Pereiro". BBC Sport. 2006-08-05. 
  9. ^ http://www.bicycling.com/tourdefrance/article/0,6802,s1-7-123-17423-1,00.html
  10. ^ "Movistar Team (MOV) - ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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