Euskaltel-Euskadi officially launched their team this week at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, Spain, unveiling a team which will include Olympic champion Samuel SÃƒÂ¡nchez and young prospect Romain Sicard, the 2009 U23 Road World Champion. General manager Igor GonzÃƒÂ¡lez 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“homeÃ¢â‚¬Â races.
The focus of the evening was on the rich heritage of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, boasting Ã¢â‚¬Å“17 years in the elite.Ã¢â‚¬Â GonzÃƒÂ¡lez stressed the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Basque Country roots, and called this season as Ã¢â‚¬Å“the start of a new challenge and of a year that will be very important for usÃ¢â‚¬Â. 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. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a new world for me, a new level, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m delighted to be part of a team in this country, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also one of the best teams on the international cycling sceneÃ¢â‚¬Â. Full roster after the jumpÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
2010 Euskaltel-Euskadi Official Roster
Sergio de Lis
Koldo FernÃƒÂ¡ndez de Larrea