The Saunier Duval-Prodir team is heading to the USA for the Tour of California in February. The team has been named with the following eight riders: Gilberto Simoni, Jose Angel Gomez Marchante, Koldo Gil, Marco Pinotti, Riccardo Ricco, Alberto Benitez, Charles Dionne and Aaron Olson, directed by Joxean Matxin Fernandez.
After the Tour of CA, Marchante, Gil and Simoni will stay in the US for an additional five days. They will undergo aerodynamic tests in the cycling specific San Diego wind tunnel, where they will be joined by David Millar, who will share his experience with the others.
The wind tunnel testing will examine the performance of the new ultralight Scott Plasma time trial frame, the riders' outfits, designed by Santini, the Ritchey time trial bars, Selle Italia's saddles, and Met's helmets.