Barcelona-based Gumersport 2006 MTB roster

By Steve Medcroft

The 2006 roster for the Barcelona based elite MTB team was announced this week. "We created a MTB team with two riders in 2005," says Eduard Aguilera, the team's press contact. "We achieved great results; Carlos Coloma has won the Spanish Cup and is the current National Champion. He also achieved a 10th position at Worlds. He is only 24. Marga Fullana was the other rider. She achieved three 6th positions in a row in World Cups and a bronze medal in the European Championships."

For 2006, the team has added Iván Álvarez. "He was 7th this year at the World Cup in Brazil, won the Spanish Cup in 2004 and was 16th at the Olympics," said Aguilera. "Alvarez is still 23."

Aduilera says the team in negotiating with one additional rider to complete the 2006 roster and will release details soon.

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