Liberty Seguros-Würth team manager Manolo Saiz has announced his selection of riders for the upcoming Giro d'Italia. Although the quarrel with Giro organiser RCS Sport over the reimbursement of travel expenses is not yet settled, the Spanish team seems sure that it will be taking part in the Giro in 19 days. Liberty Seguros-Würth will probably line-up the following riders at the start on May 7: René Andrle, Dariusz Baranowski, Joseba Beloki, Giampaolo Caruso, Koldo Gil, Jan Hruska, Javier Ramírez Abeja, Nuno Ribeiro and Michele Scarponi, the latter being the team's general classification leader. Carlos Barredo, Koen de Kort and Jesús Hernández are on the reserve list.
Saiz has also made public the names of the 13 riders, from which he will select nine when the time is ripe, for this year's Tour de France: René Andrle, Dariusz Baranowski, Joseba Beloki, Alberto Contador, Allan Davis, Igor González de Galdeano, Roberto Heras, Jan Hruska, Jörg Jaksche, Isidro Nozal, Luis León Sánchez, Marcos Serrano and Ángel Vicioso.