Quintana, Landa and Carapaz, with one foot out of Movistar in 2020

The telephone equipment will face a revolution of its staff for the next season. Enric Mas is the most desired signing.


The Movistar is immersed in the Tour, but also in the planning of the template for the next season. Only three of the 25 runners on the payroll (Rosón was fired upon being suspended due to anomalies in his passport) have a contract in force: Alejandro Valverde and Marc Soler, until the end of 2021, and Carlos Verona, until 2020. Their three leaders, Nairo Quintana , Mikel Landa and Richard Carapaz, are more outside than inside. A few of the rest of the group will not prolong their ties. Enric Mas is emerging as the great addition. And eye on a move that would involve Canyon and Mathieu van der Poel.

The future of Nairo seems tied to the Arkea, decided in its bid to become a squadron of the World Tour. Landa has several offers, such as those of Bahrain and the UAE, , although it does not intend to take any decision until the telephone team issues a specific renewal proposal. On the other hand, in Ineos they consider closed the signing of Carapaz for the next course. Of the negotiating capacity of the three will depend also faithful squires of each one, like Anacona, Amador or Pedrero.

In the chapter of the extensions, It is not conceivable that Rojas (tempted by Bahrain) and Erviti. will follow. It is interesting that Carretero, Castrillo, Mas or Oliveira, young and good workers, continue. Some will depend on the figures handled.

Respect to the high, the market (which opens on August 1) will be quite moved. Enric Mas, the desired, agreed a three-year agreement with Eusebio Unzué, but the Deceuninck has presented him with a very attractive proposal to renew. In the Movistar you will find a block at your disposal, a key point that Patrick Lefevere discusses. Dario Cataldo (Astana), Óscar Rodríguez (Murias) and Íñigo Elosegui (Lizarte) are closed, or practically. Unzué has groped David de la Cruz (Ineos), Omar Fraile and Davide Villella (Astana), Tiesj Benoot (Lotto) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) was offered.

And a bombshell, although very distant at the moment, would mean the arrival of Mathieu van der Poel, revelation of 2019 and grandson of Raymond Poulidor. A Canyon, sponsor and supplier of Movistar bikes and sponsor of the Dutch and Corendon (his current training, with which he signed up to 2022), is interested in one of the emerging figures of international cycling recalls a showcase of the highest category. The amount of the transaction, between the file and the termination, would require an important financial engineering.



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