An international season for Benfica

By Monika Prell

Portuguese team Benfica has an international schedule planned for next year. The team, directed by Orlando Rodrigues, will participate in all Portuguese races including the Volta a Portugal. The squad will be present in some Spanish races, including: Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana, Vuelta a Castilla y León, Vuelta a Asturias, Clásica de Alcobendas and the Vuelta a Madrid.

The little team will also contest the Tour de Luxembourg and Bayern-Rundfahrt, and also hopes to be granted a start at Tour de Romandie or Tour de Denmark, according to

The big objective for the team, which will have José Azevedo, Candido Barbosa, Javier Benítez, Mikel Pradera, José Antonio Pecharromán and Rubén Plaza on its roster next year, is an invitation for the Vuelta a España.

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