Movistar confirm strong line-up for 2018 Tour de France

Spanish squad send strong climbing trio to lead the team

Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana at the start of the 2018 Volta Catalunya (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Movistar have confirmed their line-up for the 2018 Tour de France, with the Spanish squad aiming to finally wrestle the title from the grip of Team Sky.

To do that, they'll field their three strongest climbers to lead the team in France, with two-time runner-up Nairo Quintana, third-place in 2015 Alejandro Valverde, and last year's fourth place Mikel Landa all aiming for success at this year's race.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).