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US and Euro pros to ride in Mexico

Mosquera will be racing in Mexico

Mosquera will be racing in Mexico (Image credit: Unipublic)

By Antonio J. Salmerón and Bjorn Haake

Garmin Chipotle - H30 will be riding south of its borders at the Vuelta a Chihuahua in Mexico. The race will take place from October 6 through the 12th. It is part of the UCI America tour.

Other Pro Continental squads at the start line are Scott-American Beef, Xacobeo Galicia and Contentpolis-Murcia from Spain. There also will be Italian BGC-Medical and Austrian Elk Haus-Simplon.

The Garmin team hasn't been announced yet, but one of the top riders will be Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia). The Spanish rider finished fourth at the Vuelta a España on Sunday. He told Cyclingnews that he was looking forward to the race after some rest. "I don't know the course yet, but it is always nice to see different countries and different people."

Mosquera's teammate David Garcia will also ride. Garcia won the 15th stage at the Vuelta a España.

Scott-American Beef's lineup include Juan José Cobo and José Angel Gómez Marchante. Contentpolis-Murcia will ride with Regio Tour podium finisher Manuel Vázquez and Manuel Calvente.

Team Fercase will also ride. While not well known, it does include last year's winner Francisco Mancebo, as well as Eladio Jiménez.

The route will be similar to last year, except for the exclusion of the initial circuit race in Ciudad Juárez. Instead, an 18.9-kilometre time trial from Pitoreal to Divisadero will be put in place.

The stages: