Four Spanish teams receive an invitation to Itzulia

Caja Rural, Burgos-BH, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Kern Pharma will start in the Basque Country. Total Direct Energie, the other invited ProTeam.


The organization of the Itzulia Basque Country has already sent the invitation to the UCI ProTeams teams. This edition has been of great complexity to choose the invited teams. Competition and new additions have made the choice tough. The 19 UCI World Tour teams will be accompanied by 5 UCI ProTeams teams: Total Direct Energie, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Burgos-BH, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Equipo Kern Pharma.

"The UCI ProTeams teams are getting better and better and we believe it is necessary to support them and invite them to races like Itzulia. We are sure that all the teams will give war, fights and spectacle" commented Julian Eraso, president of the organization. The race will take place between Monday 5 and Saturday 10 April and will leave Bilbao with an individual time. It will end on Saturday at Alto de Arrate, with a climb up Azitain.

It could be the first time Pogacar and Roglic have challenged each other after the 2020 Tour. Mikel Landa, who starts his season this Wednesday in Italy, will also be from the game. Within two weeks, each team will confirm their formations for the appointment but a good turnout is assured. Last year this round was not contested due to the pandemic. The UCI proposed relocating it in August but the organization ruled it out at the request of the Basque Government.

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