Carlos Abellán has become Liberty Seguros-Würth's 28th rider, making the jump from the U23 team into the ProTour squad. Abellán is the fourth rider from the U23 that has made the step, together with Jose Antonio Redondo, Jose Joaquín Rojas and Eladio Sanchez. In addition, other Würth-Liberty Seguros U23 riders will turn pro with other teams: Carlos Capitán (Viña Magna), Óscar García Casarrubios (Relax) and Jose Antonio Baños (Murcia Turística).
Liberty's ProTour roster for 2006 now contains Carlos Abellán (Spa), Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), Carlos Barredo (Spa), Joseba Beloki (Spa), Giampaolo Caruso (Ita), Alberto Contador (Spa), Allan Davis (Aus), Koen De Kort (Ned), David Etxebarria (Spa), Jörg Jaksche (Ger), Andrei Kashechkin (Kaz), Aaron Kemps (Aus), Daniel Navarro (Spa), Isidro Nozal (Spa), Aitor Osa (Spa), Unai Osa (Spa), Sergio Paulinho (Por), Javier R. Abeja (Spa), José Antonio Redondo (Spa), José Joaquín Rojas (Spa), Eladio Sánchez (Spa), Luis León Sánchez (Spa), Iván Santos (Spa), Michele Scarponi (Ita), Marcos Serrano (Spa), Ángel Vicioso (Spa), Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) and Sergei Yakolev (Kaz).
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