By Antonio J. Salmerón
Alvaro Pino named the riders who will race the Tour de Langkawi during Karpin Galicia's training camp. David Garcia, Ramon Troncoso, Gustavo César Veloso, Juan Francisco Mourón Doldan, Vladimir Isaichev and Alejandro Paleo will travel to Malaysia for the stage race, running from February 9 to 17.
"We will have to see the competitive level of our rivals, but we are taking a good team with riders who have already demonstrated themselves to have a good condition and who are eager," commented Pino. "The team climbing on the podium in the first race and in its debut outside Europe is an important stimulus. We are going to go there with plenty of motivation – as much as possible."
The Karpin Galicia expedition leaves February 4 from the Porto airport and returns 16 days later.
The rest of the team members will race at the Challenge de Mallorca, under the direction of José Angel Vidal and with Ezequiel Mosquera as team leader. The rider born in Teo (La Coruña) aspires to repeat the outstanding performance of last season, when he finished third after two days as race leader. On the other hand, Jesus Blanco Villar will lead the Karpin Galicia in the Vuelta a Andalucia, February 17 and 21.