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The team founded in Pamplona, initially made up of amateurs, by Eusebio Unzue who is still manager after having entrusted the reins to wise old man José Miguel Echavarri for a long time, boasts 30 participations in the Tour de France. Its managers can remember their sensational arrival on Le Tour: on their first attempt in 1983, their rider Angel Arroyo finished in second place behind Laurent Fignon! What's more, he achieved a famous one-two on the time-trial at the Puy de Dôme with Pedro Delgado, who went on to grab a third Spanish success on Le Tour (in 1988), following on from Federico Bahamontes and Luis Ocaña.

The Banesto bank took up the baton from the Reynolds aluminium works and Miguel Indurain followed in Delgado's footsteps. The native of Navarre, a farm boy, who was loyal to the team until his retirement on 2nd January 1997, became the icon of Spanish cycling. Echavarri and Unzue tried to pursue his success by recruiting Abraham Olaño and Alejandro Valverde; though they turned them into Tour of Spain winners, they never won the Tour de France, only picking up stage victories. Curiously, the Yellow Jersey returned to the team in an extraordinary episode, when the pack finished half an hour behind Oscar Pereiro who had trailed the leaders by twenty six minutes at the beginning of the day, in 2006.

Under its successive monikers, Iles Balears, Caisse d'Épargne and Movistar, the Iberian team has rarely left the Big Loop empty-handed, as in 2012 when Valverde seized the last chance in the Pyrenees. An impressively long-lasting team.

Overall victories: 7
- 1988: Pedro Delgado
- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995: Miguel Indurain
- 2006: Oscar Pereiro (following the disqualification of Floyd Landis)

Stage victories: 27
- 1983: Angel Arroyo at the Puy de Dôme (time-trial)
- 1984: Angel Arroyo at Morzine
- 1985: Eduardo Chozas at Aurillac
- 1986: Julian Gorospe at Saint-Étienne
- 1988: Pedro Delgado at Villard-de-Lans (time-trial)
- 1989: Miguel Indurain at Cauterets
- 1990: Miguel Indurain at Luz-Ardiden
- 1991: Miguel Indurain at Alençon (time-trial) and Mâcon (time-trial)
- 1992: Miguel Indurain at San-Sebastian (prologue), Luxembourg (time-trial).et Blois (time-trial)
- 1993: Miguel Indurain at the Puy du Fou (prologue) and Lake Madine (time-trial)
- 1994: Miguel Indurain at Bergerac (time-trial)
- 1995: Miguel Indurain at Seraing (time-trial) and Lake Vassivière (time-trial)
- 1997: Abraham Olano at Eurodisney (time-trial)
- 2000: Vicente Garcia Acosta at Draguignan
- 2003: Juan Antonio Flecha at Toulouse; Pablo Lastras at Saint-Maixent-l?Ecole
- 2005: Alejandro Valverde at Courchevel
- 2008: Alejandro Valverde at Plumelec; Luis Leon Sanchez at Aurillac
- 2009: Luis Leon Sanchez at Saint-Girons
- 2011: Rui Costa at Super-Besse
- 2012: Alejandro Valverde at Peyragudes

Victories in secondary classifications: 5
- 1991: team classification
- 1999: team classification
- 2000: Francisco Mancebo (best young rider)
- 2003: Denis Menchov (best young rider)
- 2004: Vladimir Karpets (best young rider)

Yellow Jerseys: 73
- 1988: Pedro Delgado, eleven days
- 1991: Miguel Indurain, ten days
- 1992: Miguel Indurain, ten days
- 1993: Miguel Indurain, fourteen days
- 1994: Miguel Indurain, ten days
- 1995: Miguel Indurain, thirteen days
- 2006: Oscar Pereiro, three days
- 2008: Alejandro Valverde, two days

KEY FIGURES: 57 - the number of Yellow Jerseys worn by Miguel Indurain

KEY DATES
16th July 1983: over the 15.6 km of the time-trial from Clermont-Ferrand to the Puy de Dôme, the Reynolds team, making their debut on Le Tour, put two newcomers in the first two places, Angel Arroyo (2nd in Paris behind Laurent Fignon) and Pedro Delgado
19th July 1991: in the last kilometre of the Tourmalet pass, Greg LeMond, the title holder, is distanced and Miguel Indurain, at the price of a death-defying descent with Claudio Chiappucci, speeds off to a first triumph
15th July 2006: an incredible change of circumstances: Oscar Pereiro, who finished 26 minutes off the lead at Pla de Beret, grabs the Yellow Jersey by finishing 2nd in Montélimar, 29'57" ahead of the pack.