Team Barloworld hopes to takes its momentum from the South African races Giro del Capo and the Cape Argus Pick 'n' Pay wins to the upcoming races in Europe. The Professional Continental team took the top two overall positions in the Giro del Capo as well as the points and climber's jerseys and the best team. Robert Hunter won the Cape Argus race on Sunday.
Hunter will lead the team in the Volta ao Santarem, which runs March 13 - 16. He won a stage and the overall classification there last year. The race will also see the return of climber Mauricio Soler, who has not raced since crashing out of the GP Etruschi on February 9. He injured his knee in that crash and returned to Colombia for rest and physiotherapy.
Baden Cooke will lead the team in Tirreno-Adriatico, March 12-18.
Barloworld for Volta ao Santarem: Robert Hunter, Mauricio Soler, John Lee Augustyn, Francesco Bellotti, Moisés Dueñas, Christopher Froome, Darly Impey and Hugo Sabido.
Barloworld for Tirreno-Adriatico: Baden Cooke, Enrico Gasparotto, Marco Corti, Patrick Calcagni, Félix Rafael Cárdenas, Giampaolo Cheula, Paolo Longo Borghini and Carlo Scognamiglio.