Track record: Historically, thanks to Miguel Indurain, one of the all-time giants of the sport. Although they have not worn the yellow jersey in recent years, Movistar riders have been consistent stage winners.
Leader: Alejandro Valverde comes into the Tour in great form, having finished second in the Route du Sud and the Spanish National Championships, as well as winning the national time trial championships. A podium finish is not out of the question.
Changes since 2013: Colombia's Nairo Quintana, who won the white jersey last year and finished overall Tour runner-up, and went on to win this year's Giro d'Italia, will be a huge miss as he is rested for the Vuelta a Espana.
Target: The team have already gone on the record as saying their goal is to get Valverde on the podium in Paris. The support efforts of Beñat Intxausti, who has missed the last two Tours and abandoned the race in week one of his only previous attempt, will have a big role in deciding whether that happens.
Full nine: Alejandro Valverde (Spain), Imanol Erviti (Spain), John Gadret (France), Jesús Herrada (Spain), Beñat Intxausti (Spain), Ion Izagirre (Spain), Rubén Plaza (Spain), José Joaquín Rojas (Spain) and Giovanni Visconti (Italy).