ProTour teams Lampre and Caisse d'Epargne have announced their line-ups for the upcoming Volta a Catalunya (May 19-25).
The Italian squad will send Alessandro Ballan, Marco Bandiera, Emanuele Bindi, Matteo Bono, Paolo Fornaciari, Manuele Mori, Christian Murro and Daniele Righi. "For many of those riders, Catalunya will be the first race since the Northern Classics," said sports director Guido Bontempi. "The objective, therefore, is to improve the riders' form, but we will also look to be attentive and get into breakaways."
Spanish team Caisse d'Epargne has chosen Imanol Erviti, Iván Gutiérrez, Alberto Losada, Dani Moreno, Nicolas Portal, Luis León Sánchez, Rigoberto Uran and Xabier Zandio for the home soil stage race.