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Euskaltel-Euskadi Officially Unveils 2010 Team

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Euskaltel-Euskadi 2010 Official Team Launch and Roster

Euskaltel-Euskadi officially launched their team this week at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, Spain, unveiling a team which will include Olympic champion Samuel Sánchez and young prospect Romain Sicard, the 2009 U23 Road World Champion. General manager Igor González de Galdeano said that the Tour de France would continue to be a main goal for the team, while also focusing on what the team considers “home” races.

The focus of the evening was on the rich heritage of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, boasting “17 years in the elite.” González stressed the team’s Basque Country roots, and called this season as “the start of a new challenge and of a year that will be very important for us”. The team also celebrated the new with the signing of Sicard, who will be closely watched by all in the peloton as a rising star. Sicard only recently upgraded to professional status after a successful season with the Orbea Continental squad, and is looking forward to a new season with a new team. “It’s a new world for me, a new level, but I’m delighted to be part of a team in this country, and it’s also one of the best teams on the international cycling scene”. Full roster after the jump…

2010 Euskaltel-Euskadi Official Roster

Returning riders:

Igor Antón
Javier Aramendia
Jorge Azanza
Sergio de Lis
Koldo Fernández de Larrea
Aitor Galdos
Aitor Hernández
Iñaki Isasi
Egoi Martínez
Mikel Nieve
Juanjo Oroz
Alan Pérez
Rubén Pérez
Samuel Sánchez
Amets Txurruka
Pablo Urtasun
Iván Velasco
Gorka Verdugo

New signings:

Jonathan Castroviejo
Miguel Mínguez
Daniel Sesma
Romain Sicard
Beñat Intxausti
Gorka Izagirre

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