Brescia-based Team Barloworld will be riding on home roads during the Brixia Tour, held on July 20-23 before heading to Germany in August for the HEW-Cyclassics-Cup in Hamburg.
"[The Brixia tour is a] good and interesting race with a quality field. We want to do well and get a good result," said Directeur sportif Valerio Tebaldi. Barloworld's team for the Brescia race includes Pedro Arreitunandia, Igor Astarloa, Diego Caccia, Felix Cardenas, Ryan Cox, Enrico Degano, James Perry and Amets Txurruka. Barloworld hope to have nominated a balanced team that can perform well in the sprints and in the hills.
Team Barloworld will face a challenging August riding in races including the Hamburg ProTour race. The German organisers have invited Team Barloworld after their solid results last year and through this season. "All the riders that will be riding the race are in good form, and [the Brixia tour] will better prepare Astarloa and the team for the key races in August," Tebaldi said.