By Monika Prell
Spanish Pro Tour teams Cassie d'Epargne and Euskaltel Euskadi have announced their team rosters for the Vuelta a la Rioja, to be staged in Spain from April 27 - 29.
Caisse d'Epargne will send David Arroyo, Imanol Erviti, Alberto Losada, Alexei Markov, Mathieu Perget, Ruben Plaza, Sébastien Portal and Vladimir Karpets, who won the individual time trial of the Volta ao Alentejo 2007. The squad will be under the direction of José Luis Jaimerena.
Euskaltel Euskadi hopes for a good performance with Igor Antón, who has already shown good form in the Vuelta a Castilla y León and the Gran Premio Miguel Induráin, leading the squad together with Koldo Fernández de Larrea, who won the last stage of Tirreno - Adriatico. Iñaki Isasi will return to competition after recovering from his broken collarbone. The team will also send Amets Txurruka, neo professional Andoni Lafuente, veteran Andoni Aranaga, and Dionisio Galparsoro, who will be contesting his second race since undergoing a knee operation in January.