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2023 Edition

Stage won 0
General Ranking 5
Competitors in race 7
Sporting managers : GARCIA José vicente / VELASCO Ivan

The history

The historic formation from Navarra, managed by Eusebio Unzué, will take part in its 43nd consecutive Vuelta in 2022, a record among the 23 teams competing in this year’s edition. Over the years, its sponsors have been Reynolds, Banesto, Illes Balears, Caisse d’Epargne and Movistar. The only representative of Spanish cycling in the World Tour peloton has always played a lead role in its home race, obtaining many victories in the general classification with Pedro Delgado (1989), Abraham Olano (1998), Alejandro Valverde (2009) and Nairo Quintana (2016); as well as 65 partial victories. Riders such as Ángel Arroyo, José Luis Laguía, Julián Gorospe, Pedro Delgado, José María Jiménez, Abraham Olano, Alex Zulle, Chente García Acosta and Pablo Lastras have contributed to the Spanish team’s victory tally. In recent years, any good news for the Movistar team with regards to La Vuelta has almost always been linked to Alejandro Valverde. The rider from Murcia has obtained victory after victory in La Vuelta’s toughest finales, including Caminito del Rey, Almadén and Mas de la Costa in the last editions, where he beat cyclists such as Michal Kwiatkowski, Peter Sagan and the winner of the last edition of La Vuelta, Primož Roglič.   Following a tough initial stage in La Vuelta 20, Marc Soler added another victory to the team’s tally, working at full capacity in order to win at Lekunberri. Movistar also made it onto the final podium in Madrid as the leader of the teams classification, and with Enric Mas, who won the white jersey for the best young rider in the 75th edition of La Vuelta. In 2021, Movistar’s triumphs in La Vuelta include a stage victory by Miguel Ángel López and a 2nd place in the general classification by Enric Mas, which the Balearic rider repeated in 2022.

  • Final victories4
  • Stages victories65
  • Red jerseys114
  • Other races Won30

Overall victories: 4
1989: Pedro Delgado
1998: Abraham Olano
2009: Alejandro Valverde
2016: Nairo Quintana

Stage victories: 65
1980: Dominique Arnaud en León.
1982: José Luís Laguía in Casino Montes Blancos (Alfajarín), Puigcerdà and at the Alto del Castillo de Montjuich (Barcelona);Jesús Hernández Úbeda (Lleida); Ángel Arroyo en Campo de Criptana (I.T.T).
1983: Carlos Hernández Bailo in León; José Luís Laguía in Salamanca; Jesús Hernández Úbeda in Destilerías DYC (Palazuelos de Eresma).
1984: Julián Gorospe at the Alto del Naranco (I.T.T) and in Torrejón de Ardoz (I.T.T.).
1986: Marc Gómez in Palma de Mallorca and in Jerez de la Frontera.
1987: Dominique Arnaud in Ponferrada.
1989: Pedro Delgado in Cerler, Valdezcaray (I.T.T.) and in Medina del Campo (I.T.T.)
1992: Pedro Delgado in Lagos de Covadonga.
1993: Marino Alonso in Ávila.
1994: Marino Alonso in Destilerías DYC (Palazuelos de Eresma).
1997: José Vicente García Acosta at the Alto del Naranco; José María Jiménez in Los Ángeles del San Rafael.
1998: José María Jiménez in Xorret de Catí, Estació de Pal, Cerler and in the Laguna Negra de Neila; Abraham Olano in l’Alcudia (I.T.T.)
1999: José María Jiménez at the Alto de l’Angliru; Alex Zülle in Rassos de Peguera (Berga / Castellar del Riu).
2000: Alex Zülle in Málaga; Eladio Jiménez in Xorret de Catí.
2001: Juan Miguel Mercado in Lagos de Covandonga; José María Jiménez at the Alto de la Cruz de la Demanda, Estació de Pal and in the Estació d’Esquí d’Ordino-Arcalís (I.T.T.).
2002: Pablo Lastras in Córdoba and in Collado Villalba; Santiago Blanco in La Covatilla; José Vicente García Acosta in Ávila.
2004: Denís Menchov in Morella.
2005: Francisco Mancebo at the Estació d’Esquí d’Ordino-Arcalís.
2006: Alejandro Valverde at the Alto del Morredero (Ponferrada).
2007: Vladimir Efimkin in Lagos de Covadonga.
2008: Alejandro Valverde in Jaén; Imanol Erviti in Las Rozas; David Arroyo in Segovia.
2010: David López in Alcoi; Imanol Erviti in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
2011: Pablo Lastras in Totana.
2012: Movistar Team in Pamplona (T.T.T.); Alejandro Valverde in Eibar (Arrate) and in Andorra. Collada de la Gallina.
2014: Movistar Team in Jerez de la Frontera (T.T.T); Alejandro Valverde in La Zubia; Adriano Malori in Santiago de Compostela (I.T.T)
2015: Alejandro Valverde in Estepona.
2016: Nairo Quintana in Lagos de Covadonga.
2018: Alejandro Valverde in Caminito del Rey and Almadén.
2019: Nairo Quintana in Calpe; Alejandro Valverde in Mas de la Costa.
2020: Marc Soler in Lekunberri.
2021: Miguel Ángel López, in Altu d'El Gamoniteiru.

Leader jersey: 114 days
1982: David Arroyo (8 days).
1983: Julián Gorospe (3 days).
1984: Pedro Delgado (5 days).
1985: Miguel María Induráin (4 days).
1986: Marc Gómez (4 days).
1989: Pedro Delgado (7 days).
1990: Julián Gorospe (6 days).
1998: José María Jiménez (1 day) y Abraham Olano (2 days).
2000: Alex Zulle (8 days).
2006: Alejandro Valverde (8 days).
2007: Vladimir Efimkin (3 days).
2008: Alejandro Valverde (1 day).
2009: Alejandro Valverde (14 days).
2011: Pablo Lastras (1 day).
2012: Jonathan Castroviejo (2 days) y Alejandro Valverde (1 day).
2014: Jonathan Castroviejo (1 day), Alejandro Valverde (4 days), Nairo Quintana (1 day).
2016: Rubén Fernández (1 day), Nairo Quintana (13 days).
2019: Nairo Quintana (1 day).

Victories in secondary classifications: 30
1982: José Luís Laguía (mountain).
1983: José Luís Laguía (mountain).
1985: José Luís Laguía (mountain).
1994: Team classification.
1997: José María Jiménez (mountain).
1998: José María Jiménez (mountain) and teams classification.
1999: José María Jiménez (mountain) and teams classification.
2001: José María Jiménez (mountain and points) and teams classification.
2002: Aitor Osa (mountain).
2003: Alejandro Valverde (combined classification) and teams classification.
2007: Teams classification.
2008: Teams classification.
2009: Alejandro Valverde (combined classification).
2012: Alejandro Valverde (points and combined classification) and teams classification.
2013: Alejandro Valverde (points).
2015: Alejandro Valverde (points) and teams classification.
2016: Nairo Quintana (points).
2018: Alejandro Valverde (points) and teams classification.
2019: Teams classification.
2020: Enric Mas (best young rider) and teams classification.


3: Different leader jerseys (yellow, gold and red) with which the team has won La Vuelta.  


May 5th, 1984: Julián Gorospe wins both I.T.T. in the Alto del Naranco and in Torrejón de Ardoz.  

May 9th, 1989: Pedro Delgado gets the leader jersey 5 years after getting it for the first time and will wear it until the final victory in Madrid.  

August 7th, 2009: Alejandro Valverde finishes 3rd in Xorret de Catí, takes the lead and arrives in Murcia (his homeland) as the leader of La Vuelta. At the end, he won the overall classification.  

October 22nd, 2020: Marc Soler obtains an emotive victory for Movistar at Lekunberri (Navarra), the land that saw the team develop.

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