Movistar Team retains core of its roster for 2020
22 July 2019

Seven riders secure new contracts with Blues

Telefónica-backed squad announces two-year extension for two of its TDF riders -Amador and Oliveira-, half of its Giro-winning team -Rojas, Pedrero, Carretero, Lluís Mas- and one of its home-grown powerhouses, Jorge Arcas.

The Movistar Team is working hard to underpin the foundations of its 41st season in the top tier of cycling. The squad managed by Eusebio Unzué confirmed on Monday it has signed two-year contract extensions with seven of its 2019 riders: Andrey Amador, Jorge Arcas, Héctor Carretero, Lluís Mas, Nelson Oliveira, Antonio Pedrero and José Joaquín Rojas. All of them will remain in Blue colours at least through the end of the 2021 season.

The contract renewals include two of the riders from the lineup currently leading the teams’ classification of the Tour de France. Amador, a world-class allrounder with no less than 11 years of successful career with the Abarca Sports organization, and Oliveira, one of the most remarkable time trialists in the WorldTour with a decade of professional experience, will stay as part of the Movistar Team for the next two years.

Carretero, Mas, Pedrero and Rojas cover Mikel Landa during the 2019 Vuelta a Asturias. (c) Photo Gomez Sport

The list also includes four of the riders -other than Amador- which conquered the 2019 Giro d’Italia: Mas -full of commitment and attitude in his Maiden Blue season-, Pedrero -always taking a step forward in Grand Tours-, Carretero -author of a brilliant GT debut- and Rojas, who will fulfil no less than his 14th season with the Movistar Team in 2020. The list is completed by Spaniard Jorge Arcas, who will continue to offer its talent as rouleur to the home WorldTour outfit as he covers his fifth pro season next year.

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