Caisse d'Epargne will head to the Volta a Catalunya (May 21 to 27) with a strong team. Under the direction of directeur sportif Eusebio Unzúe, Oscar Pereiro, time trialist José Iván Gutiérrez, Frenchmen Nicolas Portal, Russian Vladimir Karpets and Spaniards Imanol Erviti, Rubén Plaza and Xabier Zandio will make up the team for the Spanish squad.
The Basque team Euskaltel Euskadi will participate with their leader Samuel Sánchez, sprinters Aitor Galdos and Unai Etxebarria, veterans Jon Bru and Andoni Aranaga and the young riders Amets Txurruka, Andoni Lafuente and Juanjo Oroz, who will compete in his first race for the orange ones. Directeur sportif Gorka Gerrikagoitia will lead the team with sights on stage wins as well as the general classification.
Igor Astarloa and Mirko Celestino will lead Team Milram in the next ProTour race, the Volta a Catalunya, starting Monday. Erik Zabel will be available for any sprint finishes.
Milram for Catalunya: Igor Astarloa, Mirko Celestino, Volodymyr Diudia, Andrey Grivko, Matej Jurco, Carlo Scognamiglio, Niki Terpstra, and Erik Zabel