Team Caisse D'Epargne confirmed Wednesday Alejandro Valverde's presence in the start of the Vuelta a Castilla y León. Valverde joins a list of stars already committed to take part in the 24th edition of the race from March 23 to March 27.
Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Carlos Sastre and Denis Menchov are among those who will join Valverde on the start line while Óscar Freire's attendance has yet to be confirmed given his recovery from injury.
The complete list of teams participating includes Spanish Caisse D'Epargne, Euskaltel Euskadi, Fuji Servetto, Xacobeo Galicia, Andalucia Cajasur, Contentpolis Ampo, Monumental Burgos and Orbea; American Garmin Slipstream and Rock Racing; Kazakh Astana, the Swiss Cervelo TestTeam, the Dutch Rabobank, the Italian ISD, the Portuguese Barbot and Liberty Seguros and the French AG2R teams.
Vuelta a Castilla y León 2009
Stage 1 - Paredes De Nava - Baltanás, 168.3km
Stage 2 - Palencia - Palencia time trial, 28.2km
Stage 3- Sahagún - Estación Inv. De San Isiro, 156.9km
Stage 4 - Santa María Del Páramo - Galende-Laguna De Los Peces, 145.4km
Stage 5 - Benavente - Valladolid, 152.5km