Movistar Team finished the 2023 season as the 12th best team in the UCI ranking, sandwiched between EF Education Easy-Post and Team Jayco AlUla and far behind BORA - hansgrohe in points (more than 2000).
Thus, we can safely say that it is immersed in mediocrity and that it is closer to relegation than the aforementioned tenth place in the ranking. Today we want to review the victories achieved by the team in 2023 that explain the low number of points they have accumulated.
There have been a total of 16 and only 3 of them at UCI WorldTour level (the victories of Einer Rubio in the Giro d'Italia and the UAE Tour) and that of Fernando Gaviria in the Tour de Romandie. The man who has won the most is Oier Lazkano with a total of four victories and the man who has scored the most points is Matteo Jorgenson (ahead of Alex Aranburu and Enric Mas).
Together with them, only Einer Rubio is able to exceed 1000 points. Lazkano and Iván García Cortina are above 700. Behind them are the two star signings of the year, Fernando Gaviria and Ruben Guerreiro, both of whom won a few races at the beginning of the year, but contributed much less than expected. Of note is the woeful last year of Carlos Verona, who failed to reach 200 UCI points.
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MOVISTAR TEAM VICTORIES IN 2023.
# RACE CYCLING CLASS
16 Grand Prix de Wallonie 1.Pro SERRANO Gonzalo
15 Deutschland Tour | Stage 2 2.Pro MÜHLBERGER Gregor
14 Tour of Burgos - Stage 4 2.Pro LAZKANO Oier
13 National Championships Austria ME - Road Race NC MÜHLBERGER Gregor
12 National Championships Spain ME - Road Race NC LAZKANO Oier
11 Boucles de la Mayenne - Crédit Mutuel 2.Pro LAZKANO Oier
10 Boucles de la Mayenne - Crédit Mutuel | Stage 1 2.Pro LAZKANO Oier
9 Giro d'Italia | Stage 13 2.UWT RUBIO Einer
8 Tour de Romandie | Stage 5 2.UWT GAVIRIA Fernando
7 Tour of the Alps | Stage 4 2.Pro MÜHLBERGER Gregor
6 UAE Tour | Stage 3 2.UWT RUBIO Einer
5 Tour of Oman 2.Pro JORGENSON Matteo
4 Tour of Oman | Stage 3 2.Pro JORGENSON Matteo
3 Saudi Tour 2.1 GUERREIRO Ruben
2 Saudi Tour | Stage 4 2.1 GUERREIRO Ruben
1 Vuelta a San Juan International | Stage 4 2.Pro GAVIRIA Fernando
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BEST MOVISTAR TEAM RACERS SCORES
Rider Team Points
JORGENSON Matteo Movistar Team 1665
ARANBURU Alex Movistar Team 1548
MAS Enric Movistar Team 1450.2
RUBIO Einer Movistar Team 1119.4
LAZKANO Oier Movistar Team 745.4
GARCÍA CORTINA Iván Movistar Team 741.4
GAVIRIA Fernando Movistar Team 617
GUERREIRO Ruben Movistar Team 480.2
SERRANO Gonzalo Movistar Team 365
OLIVEIRA Nelson Movistar Team 325.2
IZAGIRRE Gorka Movistar Team 282
MÜHLBERGER Gregor Movistar Team 276
BARTA Will Movistar Team 245.1
KANTER Max Movistar Team 229
SOSA Iván Ramiro Movistar Team 212
ROMEO Iván Movistar Team 193.3
VERONA Carlos Movistar Team 188.1