Movistar brand at Tour for 7th time

27 June 2017
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Tour de France: our history (1/2)

Leaving aside the other 28 appearances by Eusebio Unzué's squad in the Tour de France, the six times the Movistar logo has been seen at the 'Grande Boucle' have brought Unzué's organization great success, turning him into one of the most successful outfits in the race in the 2010s.

Since the green 'M' showed up for the first time in the peloton in 2011, the telephone squad has claimed four GC podium finishes -two second places with Quintana ('13, '15), plus two thirds with Valverde ('15) and Nairo ('16)- and six stage victories: three by Rui Costa (two in 2013, one in 2011) and one by Valverde ('12), Izagirre ('16) and Quintana ('13) each.

Besides, the Movistar Team has been on the podium as winner of many other classifications: they took KOM and Best Young Rider honours with Quintana, in 2013; claimed team GC back-to-back wins in 2015 and 2016; and came just a step short to the green jersey (Rojas was 2nd in 2011).