After the team's success with Giampaolo Cheula in last week's Peace race, the Barloworld team will start Portugal's Volta ao Alentejo (May 24-28) with what the team describes as a very competitive squad. Under directeur sportif Alberto Volpi, the team will field Alexander Efimkin, Hugo Sabido, Mauro Facci, Diego Caccia, Tom Southam, James Perry, Giosuè Bonomi and Enrico Degano.
"All our riders are really motivated," said Barloworld team manager Claudio Corti. "We wish to collect other good results in order to confirm our increase in success."
After the Volta ao Alentejo, Barloworld will race the G.P. Llodio, May 28 and Euskal Bizikleta, May 31-June 4.