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Pereiro, Sánchez and Beloki, in Vitoria Criterium

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Oscar Pereiro, possible winner of the last Tour de France pending the outcome of the Floyd Landis doping case, has confirmed his participation in the II Criterium de Vitoria, which will take place November 4th.

The race also serves as the memorial "González de Heredia". Ex pro racer Alvaro González de Galdeano, the organizer of this cycling event, is also expecting the following riders to attend: Euskaltel-Euskadi racers Samuel Sanchez and Igor Antón, Saunier Duval's Antonio Berasategui, Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga, Ekaitz Durán, Astana's Unai Yus and Joseba Beloki, who was implicated by the Operación Puerto. 26 total cyclists will take part in the Basque criterium, including some riders from the Panaria, AG2R, and Discovery Channel teams.

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