Movistar shake-up continues with Arrieta out as Piepoli and Ibarguren come in

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Movistar manager Eusebio Unzué has spoken of 'tough decisions' as he dismisses José Luis Arrieta after a quarter of a century of service and welcomes a host of new faces to his senior team, including Leonardo Piepoli, José Ibarguren, and Iván Velasco.

Cyclingnews confirmed reports of Arrieta's departure in a recent conversation with Patxi Vila, who was appointed Head of Performance at the start of last year, when the 'process of change' was apparently put in motion. 

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