New Spanish team Contentpolis-Murcia was off to a good start this season, with winning a stage in Valencia. For the upcoming Vuelta a Castilla y León, Julián Sánchez will be the leader of the team. He will be accompanied by Oleg Chuzhda, Rafael Rodríguez, Rafael Serrano, Alberto Rodríguez, Rubén Reig, Jorge Sánchez Pimienta and Eloy Teruel.
The directeur sportif of the team, Ginés García, explained that "until now there was a block of riders that has competed a lot and others who have ridden less. For that reason, in Castilla y León I want the riders who didn't compete in Valencia or Murcia, so that they can also get used to the race rhythm." García added that he wanted a balanced team and therefore nominated "Julián Sánchez Pimienta, who has to be our leader and who certainly can be with the best in the mountains. He already was at the Vuelta a Murcia, and I am sure that he will arrive in great form."
García is not just looking at this week's race, but already planned "the rest of the season and in Alentejo [Volta ao Alentejo, Portugal, April 9-13 - ed.] we will present a great team. It is the first time we are racing in a foreign country, and we want to do it well." He is also hoping for an invite to the Spanish national race, the Vuelta a España, in September. He sees it as an obligation to continue to race well, so that "our team would be among the chosen ones."