By Monika Prell
Euskaltel - Euskadi has announced the line ups for the Vuelta a Asturias that begins today with a stage from Oviedo to Llanes, about 150 kilometers and two mountains, the Alto de la Tornería (2nd category) and the Alto de Rales - Carriles (3rd category).
Xabier Carbayeda is acting as the Director of the young team, which consists of Iñaki Isasi, Andoni Aranaga, Iban Mayoz, Lander Aperribay, Unai Uribarri, Iban Iriondo, and Andoni Lafuente. As the team does not have a leader who would be able to fight for the overall victory in such a hard race, they will instead aim for a stage win.
Euskaltel also announced its team roster for the Giro d'Italia (May 12 to June 6). Koldo Fernández de Larrea, Aitor Hernández, Joseba Zubeldia, Antton Luengo, Beñat Albizuri, Markel Irizar, Iván Velasco, Aketza Peña, and Dioni Galparsoro will compete in the three-week race which begins with a 24km team time trial from Caprera to La Maddalena.