Two riders for Liberty's U23 team

Liberty Seguros also announced that Australian Nicolas Sanderson and Malay Ng Yong Li will ride for the next three month with the team's U23 squad. The pair, both aged 20, trained together with the professionals for the first time on Thursday at the team training camp in Puente Viesgo. Team manger Manolo Saiz said that the U23 squad is geared towards helping the development of the sport in Spain and abroad. "Sanderson comes from the Australian team and is another example from the great trove of sprinters from this country, whereas we saw Yong Li during our participation in the Tour de Langkawi: he is the best time trialist of his country and we have given him the opportunity to come to Europe to support the development of the cycling in Malaysia."

Sanderson comes to Würth-Liberty Seguros after winning two stages in the Tour of Japan, and Yong Li, the reigning Malaysian time trial champion, has become the first Malaysian rider to ride for a big team in Europe.

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