Xacobeo-Galicia names final two

By Monika Prell Xacobeo-Galicia signed Pedro Fernández and Héctor Espasandín, the final two riders...

By Monika Prell

Xacobeo-Galicia signed Pedro Fernández and Héctor Espasandín, the final two riders to join the Galician team's 2009 roster. If the squad is invited for the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France or the Vuelta a España, it could sign two more riders.

Fernández rode with Portuguese teams since 2002, including Ovarense, ASC - Chenco and Loulé. The 32-year-old's biggest win was at the Volta ao Minho where he won two stages.

"He is a team worker and a very competitive one, who deserved this for his personality and also for his sportive life," said Álvaro Pino, according to the homepage of the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC).

For the Culleredo-born Espasandín next season will be his first as a professional. Espasandín has been with amateur team Caja Rural since 2006, winning the Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa) race in 2008 and finished second in the Vuelta al Goierri.

Xacobeo-Galicia 2009 roster: Ezequiel Mosquera, David Garcia, Gustavo César Veloso, David Herrero, Carlos Castaño, Gustavo Dominguez, Serafín Martínez, Gonzalo Rabuñal, Alberto Fernández, Juan Francisco Mourón, Delio Fernández, Eduard Vorganov, Ivan Mayoz, Alejandro Paleo, Vladimir Isaichev, Pedro Fernández, Hectór Espasandín and Marcos García.

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