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Four years on top of cycling
6 October 2016
Four years on top of cycling

Movistar team is N.1 in the UCI WorldTour ranking.

The Movistar team, totally equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electonic groupsets and with Campagnolo Bora Ultra full carbon wheels, has one of the longest running relationships with the Italian brand and will continue to add to its already historic list of successes aboard Campagnolo. It was difficult, as in every single previous season. And still, the Movistar Team made it possible with enormous dedication, commitment and team spirit to overcome all kinds of difficulties. The squad managed by Eusebio Unzué finished on top of the UCI ranking for the sixth time in its four-decade history after completing Il Lombardia, the last event of the WorldTour, with a 6th spot for an ever-dependable Alejandro Valverde. The 110-point advantage against Tinkoff confirmed the fourth consecutive title for the Team Movistar. The points achieved by Nairo Quintana, Valverde, Ion Izagirre, Rubén Fernández and Andrey Amador were a result of the work by more than 60 people and almost thirty different partners during a long, grueling season, starting back in January with events in Australia and Argentina - and set to finish in just thee weeks' time after the Doha Worlds and the Abu Dhabi Tour. A Grand Tour overall success (the Vuelta a España, with Nairo); podiums in the Giro -led by Amador-, Tour or Tour de Suisse; prestigious wins in Flèche Wallonne, Catalunya, Romandie; and steady growth by the youngsters, especially Rubén Fernández -GC leader in the Vuelta-, Soler, Arcas or late-season sensation Sütterlin, defined an ever-consistent, successful season. It was only overshadowed by multiple injuries, especially those by Castroviejo and Adriano Malori, who claimed a victory no other can match: his return to life and competition following a horrible accident in the Tour de San Luis, which almost ended his whole existence.

Campagnolo would like to thank the Movistar Team for the fantastic achievements!

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