Team Barloworld will be focusing its attention on Mostoles in Spain at the weekend, where the Spanish national road race championships will be held on Sunday. Igor Astarloa, Pedro Arreitunandia and Amets Txurruka will form a small but aggressive trio and are in search of the Spanish title and the red and yellow champion’s jersey.
Barloworld will also be in action in other championships around the world. Hugo Sabido will race in the Portuguese race at Castelo de Vide, Alex Efimkin will be on the start line of the Russian Championship in Penza, while Enrico Degano, Giosue Bonomi, Gianpaolo Cheula, Mauro Facci and Diego Caccia will be riding for the Italian title in Gorizia in the north-east of the country. Tom Southam is enrolled at the British race that will take place in Beverley. Ryan Cox was unable to defend his South African national title due to racing in Europe last weekend.