Team Liberty Seguros-Würth DS Manolo Saiz has decided his team will take part in the 'Tríptico Vasco' series of races that includes the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain (April 2), Vuelta al País Vasco (Tour the Basque Country, April 4 - 8) and Clásica de Primavera (April 10).
The eight men selected for the Vuelta al País Vasco are: Alberto Contador, David Etxebarria, Koldo Gil, Roberto Heras, Isidro Nozal, Javier Ramirez Abeja, Marcos Serrano and Ángel Vicioso. For the GP Miguel Indurain and Clásica de Primavera, it will be the same team along with Daniel Navarro.
Although unwilling to name a leader for any of the events, Saiz said it is "a good team, with ambitions and with an aggressive mentality, but it is now necessary to demonstrate it on the road". At the same time, he indicated that the fact that the Vuelta al País Vasco is now part of the ProTour, it will change the style of racing: "It is a País Vasco full of questions, because we are accustomed to running it a certain way and now it is going to be done differently," he said.
"There are many teams and a lot of interest, which will make for a highly contested race. It will be a race tactically very open, with many riders, very narrow roads and without an team that dominates. It is necessary to see how this tactical game appears in race before speaking about leaders."