Movistar send versatile squad to Tour de France, Enric Mas repeats as leader

Enric Mas will ride his sixth Tour de France in 2024
Enric Mas will ride his sixth Tour de France in 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Longstanding Spanish WorldTour squad Movistar will race this year’s Tour de France with a well-rounded lineup that keeps its options open on GC, breakaways and bunch sprints.

Movistar will be headed by stage racing specialist Enric Mas, 29, in the team’s 42nd appearance in the French Grand Tour. A triple runner-up in the Vuelta a Espana, the rider from Mallorca is seeking to regain momentum in the Tour de France after his fifth place in 2020 and sixth place in 2021 were followed by a DNF with COVID in 2022 and crashing out on stage 1, in a fall also badly affecting Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost), in 2023.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.