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Movistar Team back on Paris podium
30 July 2018
Movistar Team back on Paris podium

The squad conquers Tour de France team prize for 5th time.

The Movistar Team enjoyed the privilege of standing on the podium once again in the French capital together as winners of the teams' classification. It's the fifth time the Abarca Sports organisation conquers the prize, following success in 1991 and 1999 as Banesto and the Movistar Team's victories in 2015 and 2016, third triumph in the last four years. The victory underlines and courage and commitment from the whole group (Amador, Soler, Erviti, Bennati, Rojas ) shining bright over the entire three weeks of racing. In an individual scope, the Movistar Team was soon out of overall contention and came up short for a podium finish, but did raise its arms victorious in the French grandtour after two years, thanks to Nairo Quintana's brilliant climb towards the Col du Portet on the second Pyrenees stage, and finished with three riders within the top 15: Alejandro Valverde (14th), Quintana himself (10th) and Mikel Landa, who secured a double top-ten GC result for the Blues with his 7th place.

All three, atop on their Canyon fully equipped Campagno, showed enormous fighting spirit and good strategic vision against crashes and physical misfortune, which made the Movistar Team one of the most relevant teams in the race.

 

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