Nairo Quintana, Mikel Landa lead Telefónica-backed squad, also featuring World + Spanish Champion Alejandro Valverde
The Movistar Team confirmed Monday their eight-man lineup for the 106th Tour de France, to be raced on July 6-28. The squad managed by Eusebio Unzué will head into Brussels’ Grand Départ with a group formed by Nairo Quintana, Mikel Landa, Alejandro Valverde, Marc Soler, Andrey Amador, Carlos Verona, Imanol Erviti and Nelson Oliveira.
2019 will mark the 37th consecutive appearance -always present at the ‘Grande Boucle’ since 1983- of the Telefónica-backed squad in France, one of the most successful teams in the history of the race with its seven overall wins, 14 podiums, 33 stage victories and five team prizes. The Blues will fly to Belgium on Wednesday.