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World champion Alejandro Valverde arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team on December 18 in Madrid

World champion Alejandro Valverde arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team on December 18 in Madrid
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Nairo Quintana arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

Nairo Quintana arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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Alejandro Valverde, Mavi Garcia and Eider Merino on stage at the Movistar team presentation 2019

Alejandro Valverde, Mavi Garcia and Eider Merino on stage at the Movistar team presentation 2019
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Mikel Landa waves during the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

Mikel Landa waves during the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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World champion Alejandro Valverde takes centre stage at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team on December 18 in Madrid

World champion Alejandro Valverde takes centre stage at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team on December 18 in Madrid
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Nairo Quintana is centre stage atthe presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

Nairo Quintana is centre stage atthe presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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Nairo Quintana waves during the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

Nairo Quintana waves during the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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Alba Teruel arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

Alba Teruel arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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Jasha Sutterlin arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

Jasha Sutterlin arrives at the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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French champion Aude Biannic waves during the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team

French champion Aude Biannic waves during the presentation of Spain's Movistar Team
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Alejandro Valverde stands centre-stage at the Movistar team presentation

Alejandro Valverde stands centre-stage at the Movistar team presentation
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - 37 riders in total on stage

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - 37 riders in total on stage
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Alejandro Valverde's Canyon bike for 2019

Alejandro Valverde's Canyon bike for 2019
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Alejandro Valverde's Canyon bike for 2019

Alejandro Valverde's Canyon bike for 2019
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Canyon road bikes for Movistar

Canyon road bikes for Movistar
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Canyon time trial bikes for Movistar

Canyon time trial bikes for Movistar
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Alejandro Valverde's world champion's bike

Alejandro Valverde's world champion's bike
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Alejandro Valverde's world champion's bike

Alejandro Valverde's world champion's bike
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World champion Alejandro Valverde

World champion Alejandro Valverde
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
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Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths

Movistar present 2019 men's and women's teams in Madrid - sponsor booths
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Movistar presented their men's and women's teams at the Telefónica headquarters in Madrid on Tuesday. Centre stage were world champion Alejandro Valverde, Grand Tour leader Nairo Quintana and Spanish national champions Mavi García and Eider Merino.

There were 37 riders in total, combined men's and women's squads, under coordination from general manager Eusebio Unzué, who outlined the team plans for the upcoming season.

On the men's side, Unzué revealed that his three Grand Tour riders, Quintana, Valverde and Mikel Landa, would target two Grand Tour's each in 2019. Quintana is set to focus on the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Valverde will race the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España. Landa will return to the Giro and then compete in the Vuelta at the end of the season.

Movistar launched the women's program this year had a successful inaugural season on the Women's WorldTour. The team hired back all of their Spanish riders and will showcase a team of 12 riders in 2019. The team is managed by Sebastián Unzué and Jorge Sanz.

They took 15 victories this year, including five national championships and international overall podiums in France and Belgium. The team are ranked among the top 15 in the world ranking, which will help them earn spots on the start lines at the Women’s WorldTour races.

Women's Team: Aude Biannic (FRA), Roxane Fournier (FRA), Mavi García, Alicia González, Sheyla Gutiérrez, Malgorzata Jasinska (POL), Lorena Llamas, Eider Merino, Lourdes Oyarbide, Paula Patiño (COL), Gloria Rodríguez, Alba Teruel.

Sports Director: Jorge Sanz.

Men's Team: Andrey Amador (CRC), Winner Anacona (COL), Jorge Arcas, Carlos Barbero, Daniele Bennati (ITA), Carlos Betancur (COL), Richard Carapaz (ECU), Héctor Carretero, Jaime Castrillo, Imanol Erviti, Rubén Fernández, Mikel Landa, Lluís Mas, Nelson Oliveira (POR), Antonio Pedrero, Edu Prades, Nairo Quintana (COL), Jürgen Roelandts (BEL), José Joaquín Rojas, Eduardo Sepúlveda (ARG), Marc Soler, Jasha Sütterlin (GER), Rafa Valls, Alejandro Valverde, Carlos Verona.

Sports Directors: José Luis Arrieta, Chente García Acosta, José Luis Jaimerena, Pablo Lastras, Maximilian Sciandri (ITA).