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Gallery: Indurain and Delgado attend Movistar team presentation

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The 2012 Movistar team

The 2012 Movistar team
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The 2012 Movistar team

The 2012 Movistar team
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The 2012 Movistar team

The 2012 Movistar team
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The 2012 Movistar team

The 2012 Movistar team
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Valderde already has a win under his belt after taking a stage in the Tour Down Under

Valderde already has a win under his belt after taking a stage in the Tour Down Under
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Valverde is back and he's the centre of attention with the Spanish press corp

Valverde is back and he's the centre of attention with the Spanish press corp
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Sprinter Jose Joaquin Rojas

Sprinter Jose Joaquin Rojas
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Cobo faces the media

Cobo faces the media
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Pinarello supply the Movistar bikes

Pinarello supply the Movistar bikes
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Pinarello has a long association with the team

Pinarello has a long association with the team
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Pinarello has a long association with the team

Pinarello has a long association with the team
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Pinarello has a long association with the team

Pinarello has a long association with the team
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Pinarello has a long association with the team

Pinarello has a long association with the team
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Vuelta winner Cobo is back on the team

Vuelta winner Cobo is back on the team
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Rider and press have a chance to catch up

Rider and press have a chance to catch up
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Spain's national champion Jose Joaquin Rojas

Spain's national champion Jose Joaquin Rojas
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Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain attended the presentation

Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain attended the presentation
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Alejandro Valverde (Team Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Team Movistar)
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Alejandro Valverde is back

Alejandro Valverde is back
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Back from the Tour de San Luis, Giovanni Visconti

Back from the Tour de San Luis, Giovanni Visconti
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Five time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain

Five time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain
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Miguel Indurain (right) was the first rider to win five Tours in a row

Miguel Indurain (right) was the first rider to win five Tours in a row
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The 2012 Movistar team was presented at the Telefónica Auditorium in Madrid's company headquarters today with the company president Luis Abril asking the riders to "keep dignifying this sport".

Abril also praised the team's performances from 2011, a year in which the Spanish team lost Xavier Tondo in a fatal accident and Mauricio Soler suffered a life-threatening crash at the Tour de Suisse.

"Last year, I only asked you to do things well and honor the brand. The grade of your accomplishment was the highest. I don't think that there's anyone at Telefónica not feeling proud of you. In a really hard season from a psychological point of view, you defended the brand and its values and defended yourselves as professionals as real lions."

The team picked up 20 wins in 2011 and has bolstered its attack by signing two returning riders in Alejandro Valverde and Juanjo Cobo. Two former greats, Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain, who rode for the team when it was branded as Reynolds and Banesto were also in attendance. The former professionals won six Tours de France between them and although Movistar will struggle to hit those heights, it remains Spain's number one professional team.

2012 MOVISTAR TEAM ROSTER
Andrey Amador 
David Arroyo 
Marzio Bruseghin 
Jonathan Castroviejo 
Juanjo Cobo
Rui Costa 
Imanol Erviti
Iván Gutiérrez 
Jesús Herrada 
José Herrada 
Beñat Intxausti
Javier Iriarte 
Vladimir Karpets 
Vasil Kiryienka 
Ignatas Konovalovas 
Pablo Lastras 
David Lopez 
Ángel Madrazo 
Javier Moreno 
Sergio Pardilla 
Rubén Plaza 
Nairo Quintana 
José Joaquín Rojas
Branislau Samoilau 
Enrique Sanz 
Alejandro Valverde 
Francisco José Ventoso 
Giovanni Visconti