Unzué denies Movistar under greater pressure for results in 2021

PARIS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 20 Podium Dario Cataldo of Italy Imanol Erviti of Spain Enric Mas Nicolau of Spain Nelson Oliveira of Portugal Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil of Spain Marc Soler Gimenez of Spain Alejandro Valverde Belmonte of Spain Carlos Verona Quintanilla of Spain and Movistar Team Jose Luis Arrieta of Spain Sports director of Movistar Team Pablo Lastras of Spain Sports director of Movistar Team Best Team Celebration Trophy Flowers Mask Covid safety measures during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 21 a 122km stage from MantesLaJolie to Paris Champslyses TDF2020 LeTour on September 20 2020 in Paris France Photo by Stephan Mantey PoolGetty Images
Movistar were top team at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Movistar team manager Eusebio Unzué has rejected suggestions that Spain's only WorldTour squad might be feeling the heat to get more wins in 2021 after a challenging 2020 season.

Movistar's men's team secured just two wins in 2020, although they claimed two top-five finishes in the Tour de France and Vuelta a España with Enric Mas, as well as netting the teams classification in both of those Grand Tours.

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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.