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Liberty Seguros busy on all fronts

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Cycling News
Published:
September 14, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:11 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for September 14, 2005

Liberty Seguros - Würth riders Roberto Heras, Joseba Beloki, Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, Marcos...

Liberty Seguros - Würth riders Roberto Heras, Joseba Beloki, Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, Marcos Serrano, Alberto Contador and Luis León Sanchez will travel to Boston, USA on September 29 as guests of the team's principal sponsor, Liberty Mutual.

The riders, accompanied by the sports director, Manolo Saiz, will take part in the 'Rodman Ride for Kids', a charity ride to assist local underprivileged children, presented by Liberty Mutual. Before the ride, Alberto Contador and Luis León Sanchez will some work on aerodynamics in a wind tunnel in Boston.

Four Liberty Seguros riders will represent Spain in the World Championships on September 25, including Marcos Serrano and Ángel Vicioso, who are on the list of substitutes for the road race, with Eladio Sanchez and Jose Joaquín Rojas to represent Spain in the Under 23 race. Sanchez will ride both road race and time trial, and Rojas the road race.

Spanish national coach Paco Antequera wants to add Joseba Beloki to his team list due to the Spanish climber's great Vuelta a España, which could provide a boost for Spanish chances in the road race.

Other Liberty Seguros riders competing for various countries in the Worlds include Jörg Jaksche (Germany), Allan Davis and Aaron Kemps (Australia), Jan Hruska (Czech Republic) and under 23 Carlos Abellán (Costa Rica) and Yong Li (Malaysia).

Liberty Seguros riders were involved in four falls during the second stage of the Tour of Poland, but fortunately without serious consequences. David Etxebarria and Carlos Barredo were involved in the first massive fall, and with four laps to go of the finishing circuit, Jörg Jaksche fell, and later Jan Hruska as well. Both rejoined the race without too much damage to themselves or their general classification aspirations.

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