Monday Blues: The Reynolds Team...

Many teams have worn jersey's of blue during their time in the peloton. Many nations incorporate the color into their national kits. 

The Reynolds team was formed in 1980 under the direction of Jose Miguel Echavarri and lasted until 1989, when they morphed into Benesto, Illes Balears, Caisse d'Epargne, and most recently, Movistar. Clearly one of the more successful operations during their, thus far, 32 year history. The biggest wins, during the Reynolds era, came in the Vuelta a Espana where Jose Luis Laguia won the Mountains Classification in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986, and in which Pedro Delgado won the overall title in 1989. Delgado also won the Tour de France in 1988. Reynolds is also the team with which Miguel Indurain made his professional debut. On the dark side, Angel Arroyo had his 1982 Vuelta title voided following positive drug tests. Given top billing in the 1987 ad shown above are Miguel Indurain and Angel Arroyo. Delgado had left the team in 1985, not to return until 1988 for the two biggest victories of his career.