The Spanish cycling team Movistar is part of the UCI World Tour and will also appear again at the start of 2012 by all the major tours, including the Tour de France. The great strength of Movistar in 2012 will be the tormented Alejandro Valverde. After two years of suspension due to alleged doping Spaniard is keen to show itself again. He wants to show what a great rider he is.
Cycling team Movistar was founded in 2004. It is a new start for the former Banesto team, where Miguel Indurain achieved great success with it. From 2005 to 2007, the Balearic Islands team as sponsor. Then the three years of sponsorship of the French bank Caisse d’Epargne. From 2011, the sponsorship of the Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica.
Movistar Team will participate in the UCI World Tour and then run all the big races. Movistar Team is also one of the 22 cycling teams in the Tour de France 2012. The strength of the team is more on the stage races. The team led by Spaniard Eusebio Unzué. He will be assisted by the team leaders: Alfonso Galilea, José Luis Arrieta, José Luis Jaimerena and Frenchman Yvon Ledanois.
A rider that much is expected of the 2012 Tour de France, Spaniard Alejandro Valverde. He was born on April 25, 1980. At the age of 21 know the young Valverde write the Spanish championship on the promises in his name. In 2002 began his pro career and via various teams he manages to achieve varying degrees of success. His 2006 season was extremely successful: overall victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Fleche Wallonne, biting 2nd place in the Vuelta and a 3rd place in the World Cup. There can be no or very Valverde in the coming years will achieve many successes.
Then Valverde career overshadowed by the alleged doping chan parts. His name is linked to the doping affair surrounding the doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Until the 2008 season running Valverde still very successful with it in the races and he wins Protrou UCI rankings in 2008. Then still the curtain falls and Valverde is suspended with retrospective effect from January 1, 2010. All results are then removed from the books. In 2012, the suspension is over and the question of what effect the suspension will have on Valverde? Will he provoked and show what the real Valverde can handle?
Composition of team Movistar
During the year 2012 consists of the following riders from Movistar team. For the Tour de France can be selected only nine riders. These are marked in the list with a * behind the name. This study marked 10 names, a rider’s fall finale.