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Movistar Team (Continental Team)

Movistar Team (Continental Team) (UCI Code MOT) is a Colombian-based UCI Continental cycling team .

Movistar Team
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Team information
UCI code MOT
Registered Colombia
Founded 2011 (2011)
Discipline Road
Status Continental (2011-2012)
National (2013-2014)
UCI Continental (2015– )
Bicycles Guerciotti
Key personnel
General manager Libardo Leyton
Team name history
2011–2012
2013–2014
2015-
Movistar Continental Team
Movistar Team América
Movistar Team
Movistar Team (Continental Team) jersey
Jersey

Contents

HistoryEdit

CreationEdit

The team was set up in time for the 2011 season with Movistar sponsoring both the Continental team and Spanish UCI Pro Tour team to race in events on the UCI America Tour as well as those national events within its region.[1] The team is based in Bogotá, Colombia, and the management team is headed by former Colombian coach Libardo Leyton

On 2 June, the squad was presented officially and on 12 June and started the Tour of Colombia, where Byron Guama achieved the first official victory for the team.

Disappearance of the continental teamEdit

In two years the squad ran 7 races out of Colombia, being three in 2011 (Tour of Venezuela, Vuelta a Chiriquí and Tour of Costa Rica) and four in 2012 (Vuelta al Tachira Vuelta del Uruguay, Classic International Tulcán y Vuelta al Mundo Maya). Although the team's goal was be part of the principal races of the Latin American calendar, this could not be accomplished for different reasons;, organizational, logistical, legal as well as geographical. Therefore, in October 22, 2012 it was announced that the team would disband in 2013, with the last race that the team would participate in being the Vuelta al Mundo Maya.[2]

After the disappearance announced in January 2013, Movistar Colombia and Ecuador confirmed that they would unite forces to give continuity to the team but not linked to Movistar Team. With Bogota as the team's headquarters and Libardo Leyton as general manager. The team was not registered with the UCI, becoming amateur and contesting races only in Colombia and Ecuador.[3]

Resurgence of the continental teamEdit

For the 2015 season, the team now named Movistar Team, re-applied for UCI Continental status.[4] with a roster of 10 cyclists, including the world champion para-cyclist Álvaro Galvis.[5]

DopingEdit

On 28 November 2017 news broke that Oscar Soliz had tested positive for CERA at the 2017 Vuelta a Colombia.[6]

Team rosterEdit

As of 26 December 2015.[7]

Rider Date of birth
  Jaime Castaneda (COL) (1986-10-29) 29 October 1986 (age 31)
  Wilson Cepeda (COL) (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 28)
  Yuber Contreras (COL) (1994-07-03) 3 July 1994 (age 23)
  Alvaro Duarte (COL) (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 26)
  Alvaro Galvis (COL) (1970-01-25) 25 January 1970 (age 47)
  Luis Miguel Martinez (COL) (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 24)
  Omar Mendoza (COL) (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 28)
Rider Date of birth
  Edwar Ortiz (COL) (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 37)
  Brayan Ramírez (COL) (1992-11-20) 20 November 1992 (age 25)
  Carlos Ramírez (COL) (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 23)
  Edwin Sanchez (COL) (1981-07-20) 20 July 1981 (age 36)
  Yors Santofimio (COL) (1995-12-26) 26 December 1995 (age 21)
  Oscar Soliz (BOL) (1985-01-19) 19 January 1985 (age 32)
  Cristian Talero (COL) (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 27)

Major winsEdit

2011
Stages 2b & 6 Vuelta a Colombia, Byron Guamá
Stage 11 Vuelta a Colombia, Freddy González
Stages 2, 8b, 11 & 12 Vuelta a Venezuela, Marvin Angarita
Stage Vuelta a Venezuela, Marvin Angarita
Stages 5 (ITT) & 11 Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica, Gregory Brenes
Stage 12 Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica, Óscar Soliz
  Bolivia National Time Trial Championships, Óscar Soliz
  Colombia Under-23 National Road Race Championships, Marvin Angarita
2012
Stage 8 Vuelta a Colombia, Byron Guamá
Stage 1 Vuelta Mundo Maya, Gregory Brenes
Stage 2 Vuelta Mundo Maya, Byron Guamá
Stage 3 Vuelta Mundo Maya, Alejandro Serna Toro
Stage 6 Vuelta Mundo Maya, Freddy Montaña
  Bolivia National Time Trial Championships, Óscar Soliz
  Panama National Time Trial Championships, Ramon Carretero
2013
Stages 2 & 10 Vuelta a Colombia, Byron Guamá
Stage 11 Vuelta a Colombia, Freddy Montaña
Bolivarian Games ITT, Brayan Ramirez
2014
Central American and Caribbean Games ITT, Brayan Ramirez
  Bolivia National Time Trial Championships, Óscar Soliz
  Bolivia National Road Race Championships, Óscar Soliz
2015
  Bolivia National Time Trial Championships, Óscar Soliz
  Bolivia National Road Race Championships, Óscar Soliz
2016
  Colombia National Under-23 Time Trial Championships, Carlos Ramírez
  Bolivia National Time Trial Championships, Óscar Soliz
  Bolivia National Road Race Championships, Óscar Soliz

National championsEdit

2011
  Bolivian Time Trial Championship, Óscar Soliz
  Colombian U23 Road Race Championship, Marvin Angarita
2012
  Bolivian Time Trial Championship, Óscar Soliz
  Panamanian Time Trial Championship, Ramon Carretero
2014
  Bolivian Road Race Championship, Oscar Soliz
  Bolivian Time Trial Championship, Óscar Soliz
2015
  Bolivian Road Race Championship, Oscar Soliz
  Bolivian Time Trial Championship, Óscar Soliz
2016
  Bolivian Road Race Championship, Oscar Soliz
  Bolivian Time Trial Championship, Óscar Soliz
  Colombian U23 Time Trial Championship, Carlos Ramírez

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