Movistar showcased their WorldTour men's and new UCI women's teams at an official presentation in Madrid at the headquarters of parent company Telefónica on Thursday.
A total of 35 riders, 25 men and 10 women, sat on stage wearing the all-new light blue jersey, made by Scottish manufacturer Endura, with its title sponsor’s iconic 'M' logo in white across the chest, matching the company's new image.
Movistar will embark on its eighth year under the company's sponsorship of the men's team. Team management announced in September that it would also support a women's program for the first time next year.
Both teams will have the same technical support, equipment with Canyon bikes and the same Endura kit. Though the colour of the jersey has changed, the bib shorts will remain a darker navy blue.
Movistar WorldTour team roster for 2018: Andrey Amador (CRC), Winner Anacona (COL), Jorge Arcas, Carlos Barbero, Daniele Bennati (ITA), Carlos Betancur (COL), Nuno Bico (POR), Richard Carapaz (ECU), Héctor Carretero, Jaime Castrillo, Víctor de la Parte, Imanol Erviti, Rubén Fernández, Mikel Landa, Nelson Oliveira (POR), Antonio Pedrero, Dayer Quintana (COL), Nairo Quintana (COL), José Joaquín Rojas, Jaime Rosón, Eduardo Sepúlveda (ARG), Marc Soler, Jasha Süttlerlin (GER), Rafa Valls, Alejandro Valverde. Sports directors: José Luis Arrieta, Chente García Acosta, José Luis Jaimerena, Pablo Lastras.
Movistar UCI Women's team roster for 2018: Aude Biannic (FRA), Mavi García, Alicia González, Malgorzata Jasinska (POL), Lorena Llamas, Eider Merino, Rachel Neylan (AUS), Lourdes Oyarbide, Gloria Rodríguez, Alba Teruel. Sports director: Jorge Sanz.
Kirsten Frattini has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level all the way to the World Cup. She is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. Kirsten has worked in both print and digital publishing. She started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006, and was responsible for reporting from the US and Canadian racing scene. Now as a Production Editor, she produces international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits global news and writes features.
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