Blues at TDF for 35th time in a row

29 June 2017
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Unzué's organization always at the race since 1983

The Movistar Team will be seeking for its eighth GC success in the 'Grande Boucle' during the 2017 race

No team can aspire to achieve the numbers the Movistar Team holds on their previous appearances in the Tour de France. The squad managed by Eusebio Unzué will start in Düsseldorf on Saturday their 35th consecutive appearance -with five different sponsors- in the most followed cycle race in the world.

Ever since 1983, when a young and strong squad astonished the world with a maiden stage win and GC podium finish, the Abarca Sports organization has never stopped achieving milestones, with 7 overall wins –Indurain, Delgado and Pereiro–, 14 podiums –Zulle, Quintana and Valverde joining the former–, 32 stage wins and victories in all Team (4), Young Rider( 5) and KOM (1) classifications. The Blue team has also worn the yellow jersey for 80 days.

NUMBERS

– 35th appearance (since 1983)

– GC wins: 7
1988 – Pedro Delgado
1991 – Miguel Indurain
1992 – Miguel Indurain
1993 – Miguel Indurain
1994 – Miguel Indurain
1995 – Miguel Indurain
2006 – Óscar Pereiro 

– Overall podiums: 14

2nd
Arroyo ('84)
Zülle ('99)
Quintana ('13)
Quintana ('15)

3rd
Arroyo ('89)
Valverde ('15)
Quintana ('16)

– Days in yellow: 80
Indurain (60)
Delgado (11)
Pereiro (7)
Valverde (2)

– Stage wins: 32
Indurain – 12
Valverde – 4
Costa – 3
Arroyo – 2
L.L. Sánchez – 2
Chozas – 1
Gorospe – 1
Delgado – 1
Olano – 1
Chente – 1
Flecha – 1
Lastras – 1
Quintana – 1
I. Izagirre – 1

– KOM victories: 1
Quintana ('13)

– Best Young Rider: 5
Mancebo ('00)
Menchov ('03)
Karpets ('04)
Quintana ('13, '15)

– Team GCs: 4
1991 – Banesto
1999 – Banesto
2015 – Movistar Team
2016 – Movistar Team

– All stage wins
1983 – Ángel Arroyo (Puy de Dôme)
1984 – Ángel Arroyo (Morzine)
1985 – Eduardo Chozas (Aurillac)
1986 – Julián Gorospe (Saint-Étienne)
1988 – Pedro Delgado (TT, Villard de Lans)
1989 – Miguel Indurain (Cauterets)
1990 – Miguel Indurain (Luz Ardiden)
1991 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Alençon)
1991 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Mâcon)
1992 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Blois)
1992 – Miguel Indurain (TT, San Sebastián)
1992 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Luxembourg)
1993 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Le Puy du Fou)
1993 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Lac de Madine)
1994 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Bergerac)
1995 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Seraing)
1995 – Miguel Indurain (TT, Lac de Vassivière)
1997 – Abraham Olano (TT, Eurodisney)
2000 – Chente García Acosta (Draguignan)
2003 – Pablo Lastras (Saint Maixent L’École)
2003 – Juan Antonio Flecha (Toulouse)
2005 – Alejandro Valverde (Courchevel)
2008 – Alejandro Valverde (Plumelec)
2008 – Alejandro Valverde (Super-Besse)
2008 – Luis León Sánchez (Aurillac)
2009 – Luis León Sánchez (Saint-Girons)
2011 – Rui Costa (Super-Besse)
2012 – Alejandro Valverde (Peyragudes)
2013 – Rui Costa (Gap)
2013 – Rui Costa (Le Grand-Bornand)
2013 – Nairo Quintana (Semnoz) 
2016 – Ion Izagirre (Morzine)