The Mexican national team will receive some special help for the Vuelta Mexico from September 13 to 20. Former world champion Maurizio Fondriest will serve as technical director of the squad.
The Italian Fondriest won the rainbow jersey in Belgium in 1988 and two World Cups in 1991 and 1993. His pro racing career spanned from 1987 to 1998.
Fondriest's team will include Luis Pulido, Ramon Lopez, Rodolfo Avila, Alfredo Gabino, Armando Aguilar, Gabriel Lenin, Jorge Lopez and Victor de la Porte.
20 teams, 10 Mexican and 10 foreign, will contest the national tour which will visit locales such as Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Leon, Guadalajara, Zamora, Morelia, Zitácuaro and Toluca. The teams will be presented by Armando Becerra of the Mexican Cycling Federation on September 12 in Aguascalientes.
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Gregor Brown.)