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  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Alba
Teruel

  • Movistar Women Team

Alba
Teruel

Being just 22, one can say Teruel has spent her whole life on the bike. Even if cycling was only one of many sports she took up as a young lady, supported by her dad, a passionate aficionado. That obvious inexperience hasn’t prevented her from keeping a strong line of progression towards a career-changing 2017, where she shone at international events.

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Alejandro
Valverde

  • Movistar Team

Alejandro
Valverde

Seven months after his brutal crash in Düsseldorf, and following long months of recovery, Valverde was able to win again when many had called his career over. Albuixech (Valencia) –with only five days of racing in his legs- was the place he chose to raise his arms victorious again, a victory which portended yet another unforgettable season for him. His class and commitment have earned him accolades from the biggest names in the sport, from current rivals like Peter Sagan -“There won’t be any other one like him”- to legends such as Eddy Merckx, who also rooted for his success in Innsbruck. ‘Bala’ has finally achieved what he had deserved for so long: becoming World Champion.

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  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team

  • Athlete

Alessandro
Degasperi

  • Athlete

Alessandro
Degasperi

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  • Transiro Mistica Carbon
  • Transiro Infinito R1 Knit
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Alicia
Gonzalez

  • Movistar Women Team

Alicia
Gonzalez

A really explosive rider -one who sprints well and responds quickly to moves from her rivals-, but also a resilient one, Alicia González is one of the most powerful cards for the Movistar Team all season long. In 2018, other than her extraordinary debut in Valencia, she claimed a decent 3rd place in La Classique Morbihan and a bronze medal in the Spanish ITT Champs, not to forget her 5th place in the road race.

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Andrey
Amador

  • Movistar Team

Andrey
Amador

Amador was the first man from Costa Rica to take the start in the Tour de France, the maiden rider from Central America to win a GT stage and the first one to don the leader’s jersey at a three-week event.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Antonio
Pedrero

  • Movistar Team

Antonio
Pedrero

His strengths have remained unchanged since he was a young future prospect: consistency, stamina and climbing prowess. Pedrero is one of those who ride through mountains at a steady pace, with no explosive pace changes, keeping a smooth cadence which copes well with the most demanding cols. He’s got a solid future ahead, and he knows to wait and how to build it in the best possible way, working for the team’s interest.

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  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Aude
Biannic

  • Movistar Women Team

Aude
Biannic

Biannic claimed the first leader’s jersey in a UCI stagerace for the Movistar Team as she won the short, explosive prologue of the Lotto Belgium Tour in Nieuwpoort. Her team-mates Oyarbide, Jasinska, Teruel, González and Rodríguez experimented, together with Aude herself, the responsibility to defend it at an international event for the first time in their career. Also to note is another big result in the Women’s WorldTour: the Ladies Tour of Norway, where she took 6th overall.

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  • Aliante R1
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team

  • Athlete

Cameron
Wurf

  • Athlete

Cameron
Wurf

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  • Antares R1
  • Transiro Infinito R1 Knit
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Carlos
Barbero

  • Movistar Team

Carlos
Barbero

While not being a pure sprinter, Carlos Barbero is the biggest hope of the Movistar Team when it comes to bunch kick. A resistant rider who copes well with mid mountains and uphill finishes, his good finishing speed has already seen him taking more than a dozen victories in the pro scene and coming close to many others.

EQUIPMENT

  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Arione R1 Open
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Carlos
Betancur

  • Movistar Team

Carlos
Betancur

At the age of just 18, Carlos became vice world champion at the under-23 event held in Mendrisio (2009). A year later, he won the GiroBio, after moving to the country to seek for a chance to make his dream of becoming a pro cyclist true. And he succeeded: in 2011, with Italian ProConti squad Acqua e Sapone, he rode the Giro d’Italia, won the Giro dell’Emilia and made the top-ten of Il Lombardia.

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  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Carlos
Verona

  • Movistar Team

Carlos
Verona

Carlos admits that one of the reasons leading him to signing with the Blues was sharing teams with Alejandro Valverde. “It’s something that every rider in my generation can be excited about,” even if he was just a kid when ‘Bala’ was first shining into the pro peloton. He also underlines the importance of riding alongside other legendary names of the Spanish peloton, such as Imanol Erviti or José Joaquín Rojas. All in all, the Blues will be glad to enjoy an expert, yet young team-mate in Verona in 2019.

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  • Antares 00
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team

  • Athlete

Cedric
Gracia

  • Athlete

Cedric
Gracia

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  • Tundra M1
  • Team Ineos

  • Team Ineos

Chris
Froome

  • Team Ineos

Chris
Froome

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  • Antares R1
  • Mitchelton Scott

  • Mitchelton Scott

Christopher
Juul-Jensen

  • Mitchelton Scott

Christopher
Juul-Jensen

Chris, a former Danish time trial champion, is an all-rounder and is a valuable asset to the team. He joined Mitchelton-SCOTT in 2016 from Tinkoff-Saxo where he has proved a crucial worker for the likes of Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador, including in the team’s Giro d’Italia victory in 2015.
As an all-round contributor, Chris is valuable worker throughout the racing calendar.

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  • Infinito R1

  • Athlete

Craig
Alexander

  • Athlete

Craig
Alexander

Ironman legend Alexander’s collaboration with fizik rolls into 2019, despite the Aussie formally retiring from professional racing in 2014. ‘Crowie’ is still immersed in triathlon, running a successful coaching business and, occasionally, racing 70.3. Despite his smooth transition from athlete to coach, it’s his race CV that still leaves triathletes and fans awestruck – so much so that in 2018 he was voted the greatest antipodean ever to race Ironman. In 2006, Alexander won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. But that was merely the hors d’oeuvre as he went on to win the full Ironman World Championships three times between 2008 and 2011. Simply a legend.

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  • Transiro Mistica Carbon

  • Athlete

Daniel
Fontana

  • Athlete

Daniel
Fontana

EQUIPMENT

  • Transiro Mistica Carbon
  • Transiro Infinito R1 Knit
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Daniele
Bennati

  • Movistar Team

Daniele
Bennati

He came close to his first pro victory twice in his first full year in Blu but 2018 was his real confirmation as a world-class rider. Carapaz conquered his first Grand Tour stage atop Montervergine, end of day eight in the Giro d’Italia. Under the deluge, with a brutal acceleration inside the final 1.5 kilometers, reaching down a long-fought early breakaway, Richard claimed his first success in the ‘Corsa Rosa’. A year later, the victory which took him to the Olympus of cycling: his first Grand Tour, also a Giro, winning two stages and a solid, seven-stage defense of his coveted pink jersey en route to Verona.

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  • Antares 00
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team

  • Team Ineos

Dylan
Van Baarle

  • Team Ineos

Dylan
Van Baarle

With Classics pedigree and strong stage race credentials, Dylan van Baarle impressed in his first season riding for the team. The Dutchman will be hoping for big things on the cobbles in 2019, with a best result of fourth at the Tour of Flanders to his name. The 2018 Dutch national time trial champion is also targeting another Grand Tour appearance this season.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione R1 Open
  • Infinito R1
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Eduard
Prades

  • Movistar Team

Eduard
Prades

Prades will be racing in Movistar Team colours after a sensational 2018 season with Euskadi – Murias, a squad where he’s obtained the best results in his career -following his stages at Andorra (2009), OFM (2013), Matrix (2014) and Caja Rural (2015-17)-. At the Basque outfit, he’s again proven to be a very consistent rider, able to do well in all terrains and capable developing some decent speeds at group sprints. 

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Eduardo
Sepúlveda

  • Movistar Team

Eduardo
Sepúlveda

Named by many as the best Argentinian cyclist at the moment, a milestone forged much of Sepúlveda’s character: the death of his father, his best supporter, in a traffic accident while returning from a junior race Eduardo had won with 15 years old. He decided to keep fighting for a place in professional cycling, which was his father’s dream as a youngster, and he succeded.

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  • Arione 00
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Team Ineos

  • Team Ineos

Egan
Bernal

  • Team Ineos

Egan
Bernal

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares R1
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Eider
Merino

  • Movistar Women Team

Eider
Merino

The first-ever Spanish champion’s jersey was worn by Eider Merino. The diminutive rider from Balmaseda (Vizcaya) made her legend even bigger in Culla with an exhibition alongside team-mates Gloria Rodríguez (2nd) and Mavi García (3rd). “Without Gloria, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this success. I feel this victory is more hers than mine,” said the new national champ after taking gold following a 100+ kilometer breakaway with the Murcia native. Undoubtedly, a day of huge glory for the Blues

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team

  • Cofidis

Filippo
Fortin

  • Cofidis

Filippo
Fortin

EQUIPMENT

  • Aliante R1 Open
  • Infinito R1
  • AG2R La Mondiale

  • AG2R La Mondiale

Gediminas
Bagdonas

  • AG2R La Mondiale

Gediminas
Bagdonas

Gediminas Bagdonas (born 26 December 1985) is a Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione 00
  • Infinito R1
  • AG2R La Mondiale

  • AG2R La Mondiale

Geoffrey
Bouchard

  • AG2R La Mondiale

Geoffrey
Bouchard

Geoffrey Bouchard (born 1 April 1992) is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale.

EQUIPMENT

  • Aliante R1
  • Infinito R1 Knit
  • Team Ineos

  • Team Ineos

Geraint
Thomas

  • Team Ineos

Geraint
Thomas

Coming off a career year which saw him capture Tour de France victory, British Sports Personality of the Year and an OBE, Geraint Thomas will be looking to return to winning ways once again in 2019. The Welshman has a glittering palmares to his name but remains hungry for more stage race success. Now most comfortable on the climbs after an early career of track and Classics success, G is one of the sport’s true all-rounders.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione R1
  • Infinito R1 Knit
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Gloria
Rodriguez

  • Movistar Women Team

Gloria
Rodriguez

It wasn’t until two days before the start of the traditional pre-season meeting for both Movistar teams in the Castillo de Gorráiz, near Pamplona in northern Spain, when Rodríguez received the official confirmation of a lifetime’s sporting news for her. “I just couldn’t believe it at the time,” she remembers, still with a huge smile. 

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  • Luce Carbon
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

Greg
Minnaar

  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

Greg
Minnaar

EQUIPMENT

  • Gobi M1
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Hector
Carretero

  • Movistar Team

Hector
Carretero

Very few riders have been able to race four of cycling’s five Monument classics of the season in their ‘freshman’ year. Carretero only missed Liège as he lined up for all Sanremo, De Ronde, Roubaix and Lombardia. However, he didn’t only do that, but also was part of other important, one-day WorldTour races in his debut: San Sebastián, Québec, Montréal, E3 Harelbeke, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Plouay, Hamburg and Gent-Wevelgem.

EQUIPMENT

  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Antares R1 Open
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Imanol
Erviti

  • Movistar Team

Imanol
Erviti

A 14-year professional cyclist, all of them as part of the Abarca Sports organisation, he’s respected by everyone as the master and commander inside the Telefónica ‘ship’. Known as one of the best domestiques in the world, having him on a Grand Tour roster is a huge boost for any lineup. He’s been into the roster of 21 three-week events. His work at them has always been impressive, even if it’s often overlooked on television compared to a leader’s.

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  • Antares 00
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Jaime
Castrillo

  • Movistar Team

Jaime
Castrillo

His privileged physical abilities (just 65kg for his 1.86m) make possible for Castrillo to shine in all terrains: he’s won all time trials, mountain stages and flat races as an amateur. Despite still being a really young man, he’s already considered to have the stamina it takes to succeed as a pro “The longer and harder a race is, the much better for him”, all of his previous coaches say.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Jasha
Sütterlin

  • Movistar Team

Jasha
Sütterlin

Jasha Sütterlin was again in 2018 one step short to a well-deserved victory in the German ITT Championships. As in previous years, he took silver behind a splendid Tony Martin, 1’02” back, a distance he reduced to less than a minute back in 2017. It was the highest point of his season, together with a spectacular Tour of Britain -6th overall, in a race full of tough slopes.

EQUIPMENT

  • Aliante R1 Open
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Jasińska
Małgorzata

  • Movistar Women Team

Jasińska
Małgorzata

Jasińska has five gold medals to her name at the Polish championships, including four road race titles (2009, 2010, 2015, 2018) and a TT victory last year. She was already 3rd in 2016, and in 2018, she finally conquered the double for the Blues. It was actually in her home country where she obtained all wins from her luxurious 2018 palmarès: the other one was another TT victory at a Polish Cup round in Koziegłowy.

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Jorge
Arcas

  • Movistar Team

Jorge
Arcas

An ever-dependable allrounder, Jorge Arcas’ strengths have always been the same since he was a very young, promising rider. Despite being only 25, he has already shown great manners and strength to cope with the needs of the team at the most relevant events of the season.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione R1 Open
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Antares 00
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Jose Joaquin
Rojas

  • Movistar Team

Jose Joaquin
Rojas

Rojas’s metamorphosis over his long professional career – 13 years in the WorldTour, 12 within Unzué’s ranks – has been remarkable. He was one with the power to win – he’s got stages in the Volta a Catalunya, the Tour of Qatar, the Vuelta al País Vasco – and contested the sprints of the Grand Tours, as proven by his second-place finish in the Points classification of the 2011 Tour de France, wearing the green jersey for four days.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Jurgen
Roelandts

  • Movistar Team

Jurgen
Roelandts

The 33-year old joins the Movistar Team from the BMC Racing Team, with which he’s achieved two victories in 2018. Roelandts will aspire again to offer his best level on the Flemish cobblestones in 2019. Other than being the Blues’ main reference for the Northen classics, he knows one of his main duties will be taking care of the team’s leaders at flat stages and support them wherever there’s strong winds.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione 00
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Lluis
Mas

  • Movistar Team

Lluis
Mas

Lluís Mas joins the Movistar Team to protect the team’s main leaders at the toughest days of wind, bad weather and high speeds, also adding strength to the TTT lineups that often play a crucial factor in Grand Tour success. Mas has always felt he had a place in the cobblestone races, and stepping onto the WorldTour with the Movistar Team jersey will finally grant him that chance: riding the spring classics. He describes this signing as “a dream”, which he started to live as he arrived in Gorraiz to join the rest of the team.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares R1
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Lorena
Llamas

  • Movistar Women Team

Lorena
Llamas

Llamas raised her arms victorious for the first time with Bizkaia, and she did twice: early in the season, at a Madrilian race in Buitrago in March, and then at a leg of the Spanish cup, in Basque village Aiztondo, in the month of May. Even if it wasn’t to be for Lorena in her maiden Movistar Team, she won’t stop looking for success in 2019 – or make things easier for a quite more solid, experienced team next year, the Catalan being a key factor for those results.

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

Loris
Vergier

  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

Loris
Vergier

EQUIPMENT

  • Gobi M1
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Lourdes
Oyarbide

  • Movistar Women Team

Lourdes
Oyarbide

After completing her studies of Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering at the Universidad de Mondragón in the summer of 2016, Basque rider Lourdes Oyarbide felt “a massive improvement” in her performance in 2017, where she was finally able to “focus on one only thing”. Consistency and success dominated her whole season, with six wins in many different terrains -including two races of the Spanish Cup, in Alcobendas and Calpe- and supreme efforts in support of riders.

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

Luca
Shaw

  • Santa Cruz Syndicate

Luca
Shaw

EQUIPMENT

  • Gobi M1
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Marc
Soler

  • Movistar Team

Marc
Soler

The Catalan youngster offered an astonishing show of strength and confidence at the final stage of last year’s ‘Course to the Sun’, with an attack more than 50km from Nice’s finish which took him onto the top step of the podium on the final stage of the race. The predictions were correct, and in 2018, Marc wrote his name into the palmarès of one of the most prestigious races in the world. 

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Mavi
Garcia

  • Movistar Women Team

Mavi
Garcia

Hers is the women’s team’s first ever victory. At the Trofeo de Ciclismo Villa de Noja, first round of the Spanish National Series, Mavi got onto the top step of the podium after magnificent control work from her team-mates led to a long-range attack from the Mallorca native. A special victory, not only because of being the first one, but also due to the crucial importance of a group’s labour together from the very beginning of every race.

EQUIPMENT

  • Aliante R1 Open
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team

  • Team Ineos

Michał
Kwiatkowski

  • Team Ineos

Michał
Kwiatkowski

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares R1 Open

  • Athlete

Michelle
Vesterby

  • Athlete

Michelle
Vesterby

Michelle Vesterby was born in Denmark in 1983 and began her triathlon career in 2007, transitioning from Olympic-distance to long-course in 2011. It proved a fruitful move, the Dane taking second at the 2011 European Long Course Championships in Finland. In 2012 she won her first Ironman – Lanzarote – arguably the toughest long-course triathlon in the world. The foundation of Vesterby’s win was the fastest women’s swim of the race, a stunning 51:44mins, and capitalized on Vesterby’s elite swimming background. Since then she’s won Ironman Copenhagen twice and finished an incredible fourth at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (2015).

EQUIPMENT

  • Transiro Mistica Carbon
  • Transiro Infinito R1 Knit
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Mikel
Landa

  • Movistar Team

Mikel
Landa

Mikel Landa’s maiden success in Blue colours arrived on stage four of last year’s Tirreno-Adriatico. The Basque climber won atop the Sassotetto summit after a well-timed, intelligent attack on the final section of the climb. That Queen stage success was close to be repeated at the Itzulia Basque Country, where he took runner-up overall -and also 2nd in the final stage up Arrate.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares R1 Open
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Nairo
Quintana

  • Movistar Team

Nairo
Quintana

Quintana rides the Tour de France for the first time in 2013 and astonishes the world at 23 years of age with a stage win, a 2nd place overall and the KOM and Best Young rider jerseys. He will be back on the podium again in 2015  and 2016. In 2014, he becomes the first ever Colombian to win the Giro d’Italia – and in his race debut; he will be 2nd in 2017, just half a minute off the final race lead. And in 2016, he becomes the 17th rider ever to get onto the podium of all three Grand Tours by winning the Vuelta a España. 

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Nelson
Oliveira

  • Movistar Team

Nelson
Oliveira

He’s not only a world-class TT specialist: Oliveira also won the 2014 Portuguese road race Championships. His power on flat stages and resistance into the mountains -small hills and even big cols at times- have made him a coveted team player for the Grand Tours, which he has been part of eight times (4 Vueltas / 3 Tours / 2 Giros). He doesn’t do bad on one-day classics, either.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares R1 Open
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Paula
Patiño

  • Movistar Women Team

Paula
Patiño

Paula Patiño’s arrival to the Movistar Team opens new horizons for Latin America’s women’s cycling. This 21-year-old youngster from La Ceja, in the Antioquia department, has earned a place in the big leagues after becoming the biggest hopeful in her country. Her skills, combined with the significance of the team where Nairo Quintana has spent his entire WorldTour career, have attracted interest from fans and media alike in a country where cycling is slowly but surely coming back as the main sport to follow.

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Deceuninck Quick-step

  • Deceuninck Quick-step

Philippe
Gilbert

  • Deceuninck Quick-step

Philippe
Gilbert

The only active rider to boast victories in three different Monuments (Ronde van Vlaanderen, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and Il Lombardia), Philippe enjoyed a fine Classics campaign in 2018, during which he played a vital role in the Wolfpack’s success be it on the cobbles or in the Ardennes, while picking up a couple of strong results for himself, including a tenth Monument podium, at De Ronde. At 36, he is the most experienced rider in the Deceuninck – Quick-Step roster, but age is just a number for Gilbert, who has the same freshness and desire to fight for glory, as he embarks on his 17th season in the bunch.

EQUIPMENT

  • Infinito R1
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Rafael
Valls

  • Movistar Team

Rafael
Valls

Valls got few wins in the pro scene, yet all of them are decent ones. In 2010, he conquered the Mirador de Potrero in the Tour de San Luis, and five years later, he added the Green Mountain stage of the Tour of Oman and the overall classification. In 2015, Valls also claimed top-ten finishes in Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya. He’s got 7th and 8th in the last two editions of the Tour Down Under, the inaugural event of the UCI WorldTour.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione 00
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Richard
Carapaz

  • Movistar Team

Richard
Carapaz

He came close to his first pro victory twice in his first full year in Blu but 2018 was his real confirmation as a world-class rider. Carapaz conquered his first Grand Tour stage atop Montervergine, end of day eight in the Giro d’Italia. Under the deluge, with a brutal acceleration inside the final 1.5 kilometers, reaching down a long-fought early breakaway, Richard claimed his first success in the ‘Corsa Rosa’. A year later, the victory which took him to the Olympus of cycling: his first Grand Tour, also a Giro, winning two stages and a solid, seven-stage defense of his coveted pink jersey en route to Verona.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Roxane
Fournier

  • Movistar Women Team

Roxane
Fournier

Fournier is a top-quality sprinter who already accumulates -despite being just 27- nine years of international racing experience, the last five as part of a UCI squad at FDJ / Futuroscope. Out of her twenty pro victories, eight have been obtained at top-category events. Her most significant 2018 results are an 8th place in Drenthe; respective 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishes at the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour; or good performances in the summer (5th in the Natinoal champs, 6th in a Giro Rosa stage).

EQUIPMENT

  • Luce Carbon
  • Infinito R1 Knit Movistar Team
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Ruben
Fernandez

  • Movistar Team

Ruben
Fernandez

After signing with the Movistar Team in 2015 –debuting in the Giro and shining at the Tour Down Under, the Tour of Britain (6th) and Burgos / Algarve (9th at both)–, Fernandez confirmed his progression at the Vuelta a España in 2016, wearing the leader’s jersey and becoming one of Quintana’s key domestique en route to the Colombian’s overall victory.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team

  • Team Ineos

Salvatore
Puccio

  • Team Ineos

Salvatore
Puccio

Continuing his progression to become one of the most impressive domestiques in the sport, Salvatore Puccio maintained a great run of form in 2018. The Italian helped Chris Froome claim victory at the Giro d’Italia, mirroring his role from the 2017 Vuelta a Espana. Transitioning from a Classics focus to concentrate on stage races has paid dividends for Puccio, who will be aiming for more of the same this season.

EQUIPMENT

  • Arione R1
  • Infinito R1
  • Movistar Women Team

  • Movistar Women Team

Sheyla
Gutierrez

  • Movistar Women Team

Sheyla
Gutierrez

Gutierrez thought through her choice for the entire past season to eventually join the Movistar Team. The project had made a huge gamble on women’s cycling, always counter on her, and she was really eager to race alongside her “neighbours”. Her arrival makes the whole team excited, and her experience abroad has made her cope better with pressure. She’ll also enjoy a very united group by her side, one that has made her feel well received and “back at home”, as Sheyla herself defines.

EQUIPMENT

  • Infinito R1 Movistar Team
  • Luce Carbon
  • Movistar Team

  • Movistar Team

Winner
Anacona

  • Movistar Team

Winner
Anacona

A brilliant climber, Anacona has focused on supporting his team leader ever since he joined the Blues three years ago, most notably in the 2015 Tour de France and the 2017 Giro d’Italia. At both, Winner was a prominent figure at the front of the bunch into the most demanding climbs.

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares 00 Versus Evo
  • Vento Powerstrap R1 Movistar Team
  • Team Ineos

  • Team Ineos

Wout
Poels

  • Team Ineos

Wout
Poels

EQUIPMENT

  • Antares R1 Open