By Antonio J. Salmerón
The Portuguese continental squad Barbot-Siper, owned by the Gaia Cycling Club has finalized its roster according to ciclismodigital.com. Three Spanish riders will also be part of the team directed by Carlos Pereira: the young promising Francisco Pacheco, the ex-Karpin Galicia rider Luis Fernández and the sprinter Vidal Celis from Camargo-Roper. Pacheco won a stage in the Volta a Portugal in 2007 and logged five other second place finishes.
Barbot-Siper for 2008: António Amorim (from LA-MSS), Vidal Celis (from Camargo-Roper), Ricardo Horta, Hélder Oliveira (from Madeinox-Bric-Loulé) Francisco Pacheco, Carlos Pinho, Celestino Pinho, Bruno Pinto (neo-pro), Luis Fernandez (from Karpin-Galicia) and Samuel Coelho (neo-pro).