Ten World Tour teams will run the Almería Classic

The organization of the Andalusian test has confirmed the 20 teams that will participate in the race on February 14 with Pascal Ackermann as the rival to beat.


The XXXIV Clásica de Almería, which will be held on February 14, will bring together ten of the nineteen World Tour teams that are in the top category of the international squad this 2021 and that will participate together with ten other sports groups of the 'Pro category Team'.

Thus, there will be twenty teams and 140 runners that will meet this test that will travel the Almeria coast, which will have one of its best participations in recent years, with two World Tour teams more than last edition or four more than in 2019, they highlighted Wednesday its organizers in a statement.

German Pascal Ackermann, winner of the last two editions of the Clásica de Almería, will be the bearer of the number one race number in front of the Bora-Hansgrohe, a team that last weekend suffered a severe setback with the run over of seven of his riders during their preseason rally in Italy.

Along with the German team, the roster of World Tour teams will be completed by the only Spaniard in the highest category, Movistar, as well as the French Ag2r-Citroën and Cofidis; the Belgians Deceuninck-Quick Step and Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert; the Kazakh Astana-Premier Tech, the Australian BikeExchange, the South African Qhubeka-Assos and the American Trek-Segafredo.

This classic has also invited the four Spanish Pro Team teams, which are Burgos-BH, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Kern-Pharma and Euskaltel-Euskadi.

Together with them will be the Eolo-Kometa, with an Italian license but belonging to the Alberto Contador Foundation; the also Italian Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè, the Belgians Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles and Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise; the Russian Gazprom-RusVelo and the French Total-Direct Energie.

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