By Antonio J. Salmerón
Spanish Professional Continental Team Extremadura-Ciclismo Solidario continues to prepare thoroughly in what will be its first season in cycling's second tier category. Its team manager and director, Alfonso Rodríguez, has already completed the early-season calendar for his 16 riders.
Extremadura-Ciclismo Solidario – led by 27 year-old Rodrigo García – is also sponsored by a cycling wear and bike components company, Spiuk, but the rest of the budget is provided by the team members, who have formed a kind of club. This 'club' will be presented with the team's sponsors on February 6 in Zafra (Extremadura), Spain.
The team will debut in the Challenge de Mallorca (February 10 to 14) after the conclusion of its training camp in the same area (February 5 to 9). Rodríguez expects that Carlos Torrent, José Antonio Arroyo Ramirez and Ángel Rodriguez will be recovered from their respective injuries.
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