The big signing so far is Cortina, but he's a classics rider and sprinter.If Valverde effectively is done, then who will be Movistar's GT contender besides Mas?
Up until last year they had Alejandro and Quintana (and Carapaz also), now they have Mas, but what about the next 2/3 years? Any young gun? Any hiring?
Soler isn't obviously an option to top-5, even top-10 is doubtful apart from a field like this year Giro.
If this Giro is saying anything about the young kids on the team there, then Samitier is the better option to Rubio.
Here's the big thing for them. If Mas proves this year he can do the Tour/Vuelta combo they'll be happy enough as they don't really care that much about the Giro and put much more into the Tour and Vuelta.