by Monika Prell
The Spanish national team will be competing in the track competition in Moscow this coming weekend. The team has two newcomers in Sergi Escobar and Jose Antonio Escuredo. They will be joining Salvador Meliá, Rubén Donet, Álvaro Alonso, Carles Torrent, David Muntaner, Guillermo Ferrer, Asier Maeztu and Gema Pascual, the only female Spanish participant.
The Spaniards have reason to hope for podium places at the meet, for example, Escuredo in the Keirin discipline and Escobar, Muntaner, Torrent and Maeztu, in the team chase discipline, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.
In addition, the Basque team Eustrak-Cepsa will also participate in the competition, with Aitor Alonso, Unai Elorriaga, and Leire Olaberría.
The scene of the competition is the velodrome "Krytlaskoye", considered as one of the fastest in the world. It is built of wood, with a length of 333.33 meters.