By Monika Prell
The team Caisse d'Epargne will participate at the Vuelta a Murcia, March 7-11, with Frenchmen Mathieu Perget and Sébastien Portal, Italian Marco Fertonani, the Russian Vladimir Karpets and the Spaniards Joan Horrach, José Joaquín Rojas, Constantino Zaballa and the winner of the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana, Alejandro Valverde. The team will be directed by José Luis Jaimerena.
Euskaltel-Euskadi will send a very strong team, similar to their Tour de France team. Haimar Zubeldia, Iñigo Landaluze, Iñaki Flores, Igor Antón, Jorge Azanza, Aitor Galdos and Amets Txurruka will participate under the direction of Xabier Carbayeda.