Movistar Team's awakening after Matteo Jorgenson's criticism? Improvements arrive in the performance team

Movistar Team, aware of the need to further develop the performance of its riders, has decided to take significant steps to optimize its performance team ahead of the 2024 season. Matteo Jorgenson's recent criticisms seem to have been a wake-up call, and despite the low-key departure of Patxi Vila, who was apparently not allowed to work, the Spanish team has decided to take a new approach to its preparation.

Movistar Team 2024's pre-season training camp at Castillo de Gorráiz, Pamplona, marks the beginning of the restructuring of the team's technical structure for its 45th season in cycling's elite.

The Performance team will be led by two widely recognized experts, Iván Velasco and Xabier Muriel, who have been part of Abarca Sports in recent years. This technical team will have a number of specialized coaches, including Víctor Rodríguez Rielves, specialized in biomechanics, Higinio Fernández, who will make the jump from the auxiliary group to performance, Jürgen Roelandts, who will continue to lead the men's team, Leonardo Piepoli, as well as two new additions: David Barranco and Alexis Gandía.

Movistar Team focuses on progress in crucial aspects such as nutrition. To this end, it has hired two full-time nutrition specialists, José Carlos Núñez and Miguel Górriz, who will work alongside the men's and women's teams during the racing season.

The team of directors in the men's category is completed with Muriel, Velasco, Roelandts and Gandía, in addition to well-known figures such as Chente García Acosta, Pablo Lastras and Maximilian Sciandri, along with the recently announced José Joaquín Rojas.

In the women's team, under the direction of Sebastián Unzué, Jorge Sanz will continue to be sports director and coach some members of the group. In addition, an experienced coach, Tim Harris, British cross-country road champion, who has served as sports director at Bahrain Victorious and EF - TIBCO - SVB in previous years, has joined the team.

Movistar Team is focused on optimizing the performance of its riders and raising its competitiveness in the elite of world cycling. With these changes and new additions, the Spanish team hopes to take a step forward in its quest for success next season.

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