Alejandro Valverde and four other respected members of the team - Rojas, Erviti, Lluís Mas, Albert Torres- complete Blues' lineup for next year, with eight newcomers.
QUICK GUIDE | 2022 Movistar Team – Roster Data (PDF)
Having made official on Wednesday – with an emotional video – the contract extension of Alejandro Valverde with the Movistar Team for 2022, the Telefónica-backed squad announced on Thursday that its men’s roster for next season will be finalised with four key members of its current lineup: Imanol Erviti, Albert Torres, Lluís Mas and José Joaquín Rojas.
2022 men’s Movistar Team: Alex Aranburu (ESP), Jorge Arcas (ESP), Will Barta (USA), Iñigo Elosegui (ESP), Imanol Erviti (ESP), Iván García Cortina (ESP), Abner González (PUR), Juri Hollmann (GER), Gorka Izagirre (ESP), Johan Jacobs (SUI), Matteo Jorgenson (USA), Max Kanter (GER), Oier Lazkano (ESP), Lluís Mas (ESP), Enric Mas (ESP), Gregor Mühlberger (AUT), Mathias Norsgaard (DEN), Nelson Oliveira (POR), Antonio Pedrero (ESP), Vinícius Rangel (BRA), Óscar Rodríguez (ESP), José Joaquín Rojas (ESP), Einer Rubio (COL), Sergio Samitier (ESP), Gonzalo Serrano (ESP), Iván Sosa (COL), Albert Torres (ESP), Alejandro Valverde (ESP), Carlos Verona (ESP).
The roster features 29 names, with up to ten different nationalities and eight new faces: Aranburu, Barta, Kanter, Lazkano, Rangel, Rodríguez, Sosa and returning Gorka Izagirre. Together with the women’s roster, the Blues will remain a 43-athlete group for Abarca Sports’ 43rd season in pro cycling.
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