Spanish ProTeam Illes Balears will head to a training camp in Mallorca from January 24-February 4. Directed by Eusebio Unzue and José-Miguel Echavarri, Illes Balears includes Alejandro Valverde as well as Vladimir Karpets, Unaï Osa and Spanish champion Francisco Mancebo for the coming season.
"Mancebo will be the team's leader at both Tour de France and Vuelta," said Unzue on the island of Mallorca last week. "Valverde's major objectives are the spring classics in April, but he will also race the Tour. Osa and Horrach will participate in the Giro d'Italia." Illes Balears' team roster includes Alejandro Valverde, "Chente" García Acosta, Daniel Becke, Iván Gutiérrez, Francisco Mancebo, Vladimir Karpets, Aitor Osa, Unai Osa, Mikel Pradera, Toni Tauler, Joan Horrach, Xabier Zandio and Toni Colom.