French professional Continental team Agritubel has signed three additional Spaniards. Quick.Step's Juan Miguel Mercado, CSC's Manuel Calvente and Moisés Dueñas from Relax-Bodysol will ride for the squad during the next two seasons. The 'biggest' of these, Mercado who is currently ranked 9th in the Vuelta a España overall standings, will of course act as the team's captain. Along with José Alberto Martínez, Agritubel will count four Spaniards on its roster.
David Fornes, Agritubel's team director, said that the signing of the three riders was "a great effort", and that "Mercado insisted a lot on being surrounded by the other two riders."