The biggest objective of the Caja-Rural Seguros RGA racing calendar will begin in the coming weeks when the Pamplona based outfit takes on the 72nd Vuelta España. The race will run from the 19th August until the 10th September.
The 3,324 kilometre route will begin in the French city of Nîmes before crossing through Andorra and making its way down the eastern coast of Spain. The final stage will take place in the traditional city-centre finish in Madrid.
The teams greatest chance of success this year will be from 24 year-old Jaime Roson who has set the objective of a stage win. Roson comes to this race after coming 5th in the Vuelta a Burgos, a strong indicator of his form.
The evergreen Lluis Mas will make his return to the race after his horrific crash at last years event where he suffered a dislocated hip on stage 4. The Mallorcan will be hoping for a repeat performance of 2014 where he held the mountains jersey for 10 stages. The team will also count on the tactical skills of Uruguayan Fabricio Ferrari to animate breakaways throughout the race.
The team will be captained by veterans Sergio Pardilla and David Arroyo who also both rode the Vuelta Burgos as preparation for La Vuelta.
As well as bringing experienced riders the team will also feature a number of debutants with neo-pro Nick Schultz, Rafael Reis, Hector Saez and Diego Rubio all making their first appearances at the race.