Spanish team Movistar has its sights set on the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under and will be fielding a strong team for the race in Adelaide next year.
"We are thrilled to have a strong Spanish squad compete at our race next year with some of Spainís biggest talents such as Jose Joaquin Rojas and Jose Ivan Gutierrez," says Santos Tour Down Under Race Director Mike Turtur.
"Rojas has shown his competitive side here, winning the Cycle Instead Young Rider jersey twice.
"Gutierrez is another strong rider who competed with Rojas at our race last year, and is the current Spanish national road race champion."
Team Manager Jose Luis Arrietta (ESP) will be leading the Movistar team, comprising the following riders:
Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP) Angel Madrazo (ESP) Jose Vicente Garcia (ESP)
Jose Ivan Gutierrez (ESP) Luis Pasamontes (ESP) Francisco Ventoso (ESP)
David Lopez (ESP)
Four other teams have confirmed their rosters for the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under:
Team: Katusha (RUS)
Team Manager: Dmitriy Konychev (RUS)
Denis Galimzyanov (RUS) Aliaksandr Kuchynski (BLR) Eduard Vorganov (RUS)
Juan Horrach (ESP) Sergei Ivanov (RUS) Nikolay Trusov (RUS)
Stijn Vanderbergh (BEL)
Team: Lampre-ISD (ITA)
Team Manager: Bogdan Bondariew (POL)
Alfredo Balloni (ITA) Vitaliy Buts (UKR) Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA)
Aitor Perez Arrieta (ESP) Matteo Bono (ITA) Daniele Righi (ITA)
Manuele Mori (ITA)
Team: Euskaltel-Euskadi (ESP)
Team Manager: Josu Larrazabal (ESP)
IŮaki Isasi (ESP) Miguel Minguez (ESP) Ruben Perez (ESP)
Gorka Izagirre (ESP) Ion Izagirre (ESP) IvŠn Velasco (ESP)
Daniel Sesma (ESP)
Vacansoleil DCM (NED)
Team Manager: Michel Cornelisse (NED)
Maxim Belkov (RUS) Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Mirko Servaggi (ITA)
Thomas de Gendt (BEL) Romain Feillu (FRA) Joost van Leijen (NED)
Alberto Ongarato (ITA)