Four more teams confirmed for opening ProTour event
The team formerly known as Caisse d'Epargne lost former Tour Down Under winner Luis Leon Sanchez to Rabobank and will now focus its efforts on gritty sprinter Jose Joaquin Rojas, who has previously tasted success at the event in the best young rider category.
Led by team manager Jose Luis Arrietta, who rode the Tour Down Under on many occasions during his professional career, Movistar's team for the opening round of the ProTour will include Rojas, plus Angel Madrazo, Jose Vicente Garcia, Jose Ivan Gutierrez, Luis Pasamontes, Francisco Ventoso and David Lopez.
Meanwhile, another four more teams have confirmed their lineups for the race, including Katusha, Lampre-ISD, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Vacansoleil DCM.
The four teams are as follows:
Katusha: Denis Galimzyanov, Aliaksandr Kuchynski, Eduard Vorganov, Juan Horrach, Sergei Ivanov, Nikolay Trusov, Stijn Vanderbergh
Manager: Dmitriy Konychev
Lampre-ISD: Alfredo Balloni, Vitaliy Buts, Alessandro Spezialetti, Aitor Perez Arrieta, Matteo Bono, Daniele Righi, Manuele Mori
Manager: Bogdan Bondariew
Euskaltel-Euskadi: Iñaki Isasi, Miguel Minguez, Ruben Perez, Gorka Izagirre, Ion Izagirre, Iván Velasco, Daniel Sesma
Manager: Josu Larrazabal
Vacansoleil DCM: Maxim Belkov, Sergey Lagutin, Mirko Servaggi, Thomas de Gendt, Romain Feillu, Joost van Leijen, Alberto Ongarato
Manager: Michel Cornelisse
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