Movistar Team bids farewell to notable 2023 Giro in Rome
28 May 2023

First men's Grand Tour of 2023 comes to its end

Telefónica-backed squad leaves with brilliant stage win in Crans-Montana by Einer Rubio, best Blue finishes in 11th overall.

Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic (TJV) claimed on Sunday the 106th edition of the Giro d’Italia, which reached its last finish line in Rome with an inevitable bunch sprint won by Mark Cavendish (AST). Geraint Thomas (IGD) and Joao Almeida (UAD) completed the overall podium of a ‘Corsa Rosa’ where the Movistar Team got back to winning ways after four years.

Einer Rubio celebrates on the podium in Crans-Montana after his stage win in the 2023 Giro. (c) Getty Sport

The squad directed on Italian soil by Maximilian Sciandri, Pablo Lastras and Xabier Muriel showed great commitment and team spirit over the three weeks of racing and added to its palmarès a win on stage 13 to Crans-Montana, thanks to the talent and intelligence from Einer Rubio. The young man from Boyacá was the best-placed Blue finisher in the GC, 11th.

Fernando Gaviria -7th at the last sprint in Rome- next to the Vittorio Emmanuele II monument. (c) Getty Sport / Movistar Team

A series of crashes, especially those sustained into the first half of the race, prevented Fernando Gaviria from adding a success to that account and also forced to the Movistar Team’s only DNF in this Giro: the one from Óscar Rodríguez, now recovering from a renal haematoma produced by his brutal impact against a signpost and house during stage 11. Will Barta, Carlos Verona, José Joaquín Rojas, Max Kanter and Albert Torres were, in turn, able to reach Rome.

A picture with the full group -bar Óscar Rodríguez- of the Movistar Team at the 2023 Giro d’Italia.
Male Team 06 - 28 May

Giro d'Italia ITA

(21th Stage) Roma (126 km)
  1. 01 Mark Cavendish Astana Women's Team 2h48'26"
  2. 02 Alex Kirsch Trek-Segafredo "
  3. 03 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF "
  4. 07 Fernando Gaviria Movistar Team "
  5. 27 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team "
  6. 31 Einer Rubio Movistar Team "
  7. 58 Max Kanter Movistar Team "
  8. 71 Albert Torres Movistar Team "
  9. 77 Will Barta Movistar Team "
  10. 123 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +4'23"
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  1. 01 Primoz Roglic Jumbo - Visma 85h29'02"
  2. 02 Geraint Thomas INEOS Grenadiers +14"
  3. 03 Joao Almeida UAE Team Emirates +1'15"
  4. 11 Einer Rubio Movistar Team +10'43"
  5. 49 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +2h06'24"
  6. 52 Will Barta Movistar Team +2h10'12"
  7. 75 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team +3h32'20"
  8. 110 Max Kanter Movistar Team +4h52'47"
  9. 118 Fernando Gaviria Movistar Team +5h04'38"
  10. 122 Albert Torres Movistar Team +5h19'29"
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