By Monika Prell
Euskaltel-Euskadi has announced its final Tour de France team, comprising of the Basque squad's strongest riders. The team's directors expect Haimar Zubeldia will be named as the squad's captain when it's officially unveiled on Monday. Zubeldia will be helped by Mikel Astarloza, a strong time trialist, veterans Iñigo Landaluze and Gorka Verdugo, young hopes Igor Antón, winner of a stage of last year's Vuelta a España, Rubén Pérez, Amets Txurruka and Jorge Azana and veteran sprinter Iñaki Isasi.
A ceremony will be held near the squad's Bilbao headquarters on Monday, where the team will be formerly announced before departing for a Tuesday arrival in London.