Movistar Team head towards La Vuelta, their final 2020 challenge

15 October 2020
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Last Grand Tour of the season

Telefónica-backed squad travels to Irún, start of the Spanish GT (October 20 – November 8), with a roster almost identical to the one finishing the Tour on the Paris podium; Mas, Valverde, Soler headline eight-man team.

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Following three months packed with the most relevant events in the 2020 season after racing resumed in July, the Movistar Team will be putting an end to its 41st consecutive season in the peloton with La Vuelta ciclista a España, starting in Irún on Tuesday 20th October and scheduled to end in Madrid on Sunday 8th November.

The squad managed by Eusebio Unzué, with sports directors José Luis Arrieta, Patxi Vila and Pablo Lastras, will line up at their home GT with Spaniards Enric Mas, Alejandro Valverde, Marc Soler, Carlos Verona, Imanol Erviti, José Joaquín Rojas and Jorge Arcas, who conform, together with Portuguese Nelson Oliveira, a fully Iberian roster.

Valverde, a seven-time GC podium finisher -2nd in 2019- and winner in 2009; Mas, 2nd overall in 2018; and Soler, 9th in last year’s race, will thus enjoy strong, respected, well-known support, a team almost identical to the one which stepped onto the final podium of the Tour de France in Paris. Arcas, who replaces Dario Cataldo -currently racing the Giro-, will be the only change.