By Monika Prell Euskaltel – Euskadi has confirmed today its team for the Vuelta al País Vasco that...
By Monika Prell
Euskaltel â Euskadi has confirmed today its team for the Vuelta al PaÃs Vasco that will start Monday in Legazpi (Gipuzkoa). As the team confirmed to Cyclingnews, Igor AntÃ³n will participate after a long break due to some problems he had with his Achilles tendon since Paris â Nice. Together with Mikel Astarloza, AntÃ³n will be one of the Basque team's leaders in its home race.
The bad news is that another strong rider, RubÃ©n PÃ©rez, will not be able to be at the start in Legazpi. He suffers from influenza, which prevents him from participating in a race of the importance of a Vuelta al PaÃs Vasco. He will be replaced by the young IvÃ¡n Velasco.
The entire team will consist of the leaders Mikel Astarloza and Igor AntÃ³n, the sprinter IÃ±aki Isasi, the strong riders IÃ±igo Landaluze, Egoi MartÃnez and Amets Txurruka, who also could try to reach a good overall classification, and the young riders Jorge Azanza and IvÃ¡n Velasco, who already showed that they are two of the team's future hopes.