Movistar confirms 2015 team line-up

Four new riders complete a largely unchanged squad for the Spanish WorldTour team

Alex Dowsett and Movistar, Tour of Britain 2014 stage one

Movistar confirmed its team line-up for the 2015 season late last week, with four new additions to a squad which remains largely unchanged.

Three riders, Sylvester Szmyd, Jose Ivan Gutierrez and Ruben Plaza, who has left for Lampre-Merida, will be the only riders not returning to ride for the Spanish team next year.

New riders brought in for the new season include Australian Rory Sutherland, who's joined from Tinkoff-Saxo, as well as Rubén Fernández (Caja-Rural), Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) and Marc Soler (Lizarte, elite2) who will join the WorldTour squad as a neo-pro.

32-year-old rider Fran Ventoso was the final rider to complete the 2015 line-up, signing a contract with the team for one more season and saying: "It's been really rewarding for me to see my work appreciated after such a season focused on the squad and my teammates."

Britain's Alex Dowsett continues with the team with which he picked up a Giro d'Italia stage win in 2013, having signed a new contract earlier this year, but may be hoping for a place in the Movistar 2015 Tour de France squad after missing out on a place in this year's Tour.

The 2015 season will start in January at the Tour Down Under in Australia.

Movistar Team for 2015:

Andrey Amador

Winner Anacona

Igor Antón

Eros Capecchi

Jonathan Castroviejo

Alex Dowsett

Imanol Erviti

Rubén Fernández

John Gadret

Jesús Herrada

José Herrada

Beñat Intxausti

Gorka Izagirre

Ion Izagirre

Pablo Lastras

Juanjo Lobato

Adriano Malori

Javi Moreno

Dayer Quintana

Nairo Quintana

José Joaquín Rojas

Enrique Sanz

Marc Soler

Rory Sutherland

Jasha Sütterlin

Alejandro Valverde

Fran Ventoso

Giovanni Visconti

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Richard Windsor

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