The Saunier Duval development team for 2006 has been added nine riders to the five that started in 2005. Directed by Sabino Angoitia, the amateur squad has been rejuvenated after four riders made the move to the professional category: two with Saunier Duval-Prodir (Alberto Fernández and Javier Mejías) and the other two with Grupo Nicolás Mateos (Juan Carlos López and Martín Mata).
Now, nearly all of the riders are aged under 21. The five remaining amateurs of 2005 are Enrique Mata, Miguel Ochoa, Héctor González, Raúl Alarcón and Alberto Ibáñez. The newcomers include Luís Ángel Mate (Avilas Rojas), Daniel Ania (Ciudad Oviedo), Rafael Serrano (Mx Onda), Florentino Márquez (Rualje), Antonio García (Rualje), David Gutiérrez (Almacenes Lavín), Jesús Merino (Calahoya), Pedro Merino (Calahoya), Jose Mª Alcaraz (Moto 5), Vicente Rodrigo (Bici Velo Bike), Máximo Cuesta (Alfus) and two Swiss riders, Marcel Wyss and Rafael Nick.