By Antonio J. Salmerón
The Spanish squad Grupo Nicolás Mateos' manager, Juan Carlos González Salvador, has confirmed to Cyclingnews the signing of five new riders. Joining the team will be Egoitz Murgoitio, Javier Etxarri, Gorka Amuriza and Miguel Otxoa, in addition to Beñat Intxausti. Extarri comes from Seguros Bilbao, whereas Murgoitio was riding on Cafés Baqué. Amuriza raced in Orbea and Otxoa, for a branch of Saunier Duval.
Grupo Nicolás Mateos' director will have "ten or twelve" riders for 2007, after renewing to Sergi Escobar, Pablo de Pedro, Diego Milán and Javier Moreno. The Spanish continental squad is also looking for one or two local riders. The team will participate in the Spanish national calendar, and also plans to enter some races in Portugal and the UK.