The twenty teams participating in the Vuelta al País Vasco, April 6 to 11, have been decided, according to Spanish newspaper and co-organiser Dario Vasco. All 18 ProTour level teams will race alongside two Professional Continental teams: Cervélo TestTeam and Contentpolis-Ampo.
The teams are AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, Caisse d'Epargne, Cofidis, Columbia-Highroad, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Française des Jeux, Fuji-Servetto, Garmin-Slipstream, Katusha, Lampre-NGC, Liquigas, Milram, Quick Step, Rabobank, Saxo Bank, Silence-Lotto, Cervélo TestTeam and Contentpolis-Ampo
Alberto Contador won the 2008 edition of the Basque race. The 2007 Tour de France winner went on from País Vasco to win the remaining Grand Tours: the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España. (AS)