On Monday, June 30, Euskaltel celebrates the traditional Tour send off. The riders will be at the team's headquarters starting at noon. The event takes place in the Parque Tecnológico, in Zamudio. The nine riders who will be sent to Brest in France are Haimar Zubeldia, Samuel Sánchez, Mikel Astarloza, Egoi Martínez, Amets Txurruka, Rubén Pérez, Gorka Verdugo, Iñaki Isasi and Juanjo Oroz.
The team has high hopes for a good overall classification this year. The lack of time trialing kilometres and the squad having good showings in recent weeks gives them hope to finally be in contention for the podium.