Movistar Team is at a key moment. The loss of Alejandro Valverde just over a year ago left them without a great leader and Enric Mas has not been able to take the baton. In addition, the only rider who has stood out in a difficult year, Matteo Jorgenson, has left for Jumbo-Visma criticizing the way the Spanish team works.
Thus, a few days ago we knew the 20 riders of the current 2023 squad that will continue next season and the ten that will not continue. We have been commenting for some weeks that there are some signings that are closed but have not yet been announced and the colleagues of the newspaper AS have confirmed them again.
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Below is the Movistar Team 2024 roster, pending the official announcement of some signings and any last-minute movements that may be made.
Alex Aranburu, Rubén Guerreiro, Oier Lazkano, Enric Mas, Vinícius Rangel, Iván Romeo, Sergio Samitier, Iván Sosa, Jorge Arcas, Will Barta, Iván García Cortina, Fernando Gaviria, Johan Jacobs, Gregor Mühlberger, Mathias Norsgaard, Nelson Oliveira, Antonio Pedrero, Einer Rubio, Gonzalo Serrano and Albert Torres.
(not yet official)
Carlos Canal (Euskaltel), Pelayo Sánchez (Burgos BH), Remi Cavagna (Soudal), Davide Formolo (UAE), Manlio Moro (Zalf) and Jon Barrenetxea (Caja Rural).
José Joaquín Rojas, Gorka Izagirre, Imanol Erviti, Carlos Verona, Matteo Jorgenson, Max Kanter, Óscar Rodríguez, Lluís Mas, Abner González and Juri Hollmann.
So, with the 20 confirmed and the 6 signings that will be formalized in the coming days, it seems that Movistar Team would still have room for a couple or three more riders, or at least that's what the colleagues of AS say: "The idea is 27 or 28" (the maximum allowed by the UCI is 30).
They have tried to bring some gems from the market, especially with a Carlos Rodriguez that they even had signed. The Primoz Roglic thing was never real despite the rumors. If they don't manage to attract a top rider, it won't be easy for them to continue in the WorldTour in a couple of years.