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Movistar announce a raft of new signings for 2024 – including Formolo and Cavagna

Movistar Team has bolstered its 2024 roster with a string of new signings, each bringing a distinct set of skills and experience to the table. Among the prominent names is Rémi Cavagna, the French time trial champion. Departing from Soudal-Quick Step, Cavagna has signed a three-year contract with Movistar. Known affectionately as the ‘TGV’, he expressed excitement at the prospect of joining a team with such a storied history in cycling and is particularly eager to compete in the Northern Classics. Cavagna, who has six years of WorldTour experience, aims to fine-tune his time-trial skills to reach his full potential.

Joining him is Davide Formolo, an Italian climber with a decade-long experience in the WorldTour. Previously with UAE Team Emirates, Formolo has also inked a deal through the end of 2026. The 30-year-old sees the Movistar Team as an ideal place to play a supporting role in Grand Tours and also chase individual results in one-day races. Formolo’s palmarès features stage wins in the Giro d’Italia and the Volta a Catalunya, among others.

Adding to Movistar’s climbing prowess is Pelayo Sánchez, a 23-year-old Spanish talent who was a revelation in the 2023 Vuelta a España. Formerly with Burgos-BH, Sánchez has committed to a two-year contract and anticipates honing his skills further while also aiming for individual victories. He was particularly impressive in the 2023 season, claiming his first pro win at the Vuelta a Asturias.

Rounding out the new additions is Javier Romo, another Spanish talent who has transitioned from triathlon to cycling. He was the Spanish U23 road race champion in 2020 and has signed a two-year contract. Despite facing injuries in the 2023 season, Romo displayed quality performances, including a 7th overall finish in the Vuelta a Burgos. Eager to build on these results, he sees his move to Movistar as an opportunity to achieve greater consistency and contribute to team victories.

These signings reflect Movistar Team’s strategic approach to building a versatile and experienced squad for the coming seasons.