Liberty Seguros-Würth will line up in the next ProTour stage race, the Tour de Romandie, from April 26-May 1. Team manager Manolo Saiz has chosen a very strong team, with Joseba Beloki, Alberto Contador, David Etxebarria, Roberto Heras, Jörg Jaksche, Sergio Paulinho, Marcos Serrano and Ángel Vicioso. Of those riders, only Joseba Beloki will ride then the Giro de Italia, along with René Andrle, Dariusz Baranowski, Giampaolo Caruso, Koldo Gil, Jan Hruska, Javier Ramirez Abeja, Nuno Ribeiro and Michele Scarponi. The latter just finished a training camp in Sierra Nevada, where he has been from April 2-20.
The Fassa Bortolo team has also been announced for the Tour de Romandie, consisting of Fabio Baldato, Paolo Bossoni, Mauro Facci, Dario Frigo, Massimo Giunti, Alessandro Petacchi, Kanstantsin Siutsou, and Matteo Tosatto.
Rabobank is taking the two Dekkers, Erik and Thomas, along with Pedro Horrillo Muñoz, Denis Menchov, Joost Posthuma, Niels Scheuneman, Rory Sutherland and Pieter Weening. Reserves: Maarten den Bakker and Remmert Wielinga.