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Four teams confirmed for the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana

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February 27, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
April 20, 2009, 22:13 BST
First Edition Cycling News for February 27, 2007

By Monika Prell David Bernabeu will be the leader of Fuerteventura - Canarias in the Vuelta a la...

By Monika Prell

David Bernabeu will be the leader of Fuerteventura - Canarias in the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana. The cyclist, who has already stood on the podium twice in this tour, will be assisted by almost all of his Valenciana teammates: Adrián Palomares, Vicente Ballester, David Muñoz, Javier Cherro, David Belda, Oleg Chuzhda and Dailos Díaz.

According to, the Sport Director Oscar Guerrero is prudent: "We won't ride there with the obligation to win, we have to maintain the level of the Vuelta a Andalucía, where we saw a combative team, until winning the final team classification. In the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana we will have to be attentive every day, even if I believe that the key will be in El Campello. This must be the important day, but this year it's also harder before the final ascent. So I think that we will see more differences."

The team Relax-Gam will participate with the new-signed hope Oscar Sevilla as the leader of the team. He will be supported by his teammates Angel Vicioso, José Miguel Elías, José Rafael Martínez, Jesús Hernández, Angel Vallejo, Raúl García and Daniel Moreno, who has already won the last stage of the Tour de San Luis this year.

Gorka Gerrikagoitia will be the Sport Director of the team Euskaltel-Euskadi that will compete the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana with a quite strong team. Samuel Sánchez will kick off his season at the Valenciana, accompanied by teammates Mikel Astarloza, Joseba Zubeldia. Iván Velasco, Rubén Pérez, Aitor Hernández, Gorka Verdugo and Jon Bru.

Additionally, Saunier Duval-Prodir coaches Joxean Fernández "Matxin" and Sabino Angoitia will also bring an eight-strong team to the event. The Spanish ProTour-registered team will send David Millar, Raúl Alarcón, Iker Camaño, Juanjo Cobo, David de la Fuente, Luciano Pagliarini, Christophe Rinero, and Alberto Fernández de la Puebla to contest the event.

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