By Antonio J. Salmerón in Murcia, Spain
Professional Continental team Contentpolis AMPO is holding its first training camp this week, from January 19 to 25. The 19 riders arrived on Monday for an intense week of training.
The mechanics, Francisco Rubio and Marcelino Oliver, also had a lot of work and the camp gives them the chance to get ready for the season.
The camp is the first time that directors Manuel López and Oscar Guerrero have contact with the whole team at once. The team has ambitions for this year, such as the Vuelta a España.
For that the team is training hard in Murcia, although the first workout on Tuesday was a rather easy ride over 100 mostly flat kilometres.
The Contentpolis AMPO team for 2009: Javier Benítez, Francisco Pacheco, Manuel Vázquez, Julián Sánchez Pimienta, Adrián Palomares, Dioni Galpasoro, Aitor Pérez, José Herrada, Eloy Teruel, Claudio Casas, Sergio Domínguez, Pedro José Vera, Oleg Chuzhda, Oscar García Casarubio, Rubén Reig, Gorka Izaguirre, Mikel Gaztañaga, Javier Etxarri and Rafael Serrano. The sports directors are Manuel López and Oscar Guerrero.