Orbea launches 2010 squad

Orbea's line-up for 2010

Orbea's line-up for 2010 (Image credit: Fundación Ciclista Euskadi)

Continental team Orbea announced seven new riders at a presentation of its 12-man roster for the 2010 season in the Basque country today.

Aritz Etxebarria (from Bidel Kirolgi), Adrian Saez de Arregui (from Caja Rural) and Jon Izagirre (from Seguros Bilbao) will join former-Naturgas Energy riders Jon Aberasturi, Mikel Landa, Noel Martin and Xabier Zabalo as the new recruits.

Andoni Blázquez, Ricardo Garcia, Mikel Ilundain, Joseba Larralde and Beñat Urain are the five riders returning for their second seasons with the team.

Orbea forms part of the Basque country's Fundación Ciclista Euskadi and acts as a feeder team for ProTour team Euskaltel-Euskadi.

This season Orbea bade farewell to Daniel Sesma, Jonathan Castroviejo, Miguel Mínguez and Under-23 World road race Champion Romain Sicard. All four will ride for the top-tier Euskaltel squad and will make their debut in a ProTour Race at the Tour Down Under in January.

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Orbea squad for 2010
Andoni Blázquez
Ricardo García
Mikel Ilundain
Joseba Larralde
Beñat Urain
Jon Aberasturi
Aritz Etxebarria
Jon Izagirre
Mikel Landa
Noel Martín
Adrián Sáez de Arregi
Xabier Zabalo

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