The preliminary lineup for the Vuelta a España 2013:
Jan Barta (CZE, 28), Cesare Benedetti (ITA, 26), Iker Camano (ESP, 34), David de la Cruz (ESP, 24), Zak Dempster (AUS, 25), Bartosz Huzarski (POL, 32), Leopold Koenig (CZE, 25), Jose Mendes (POR, 28), Erick Rowsell (GBR, 23), Andreas Schillinger (GER, 30), Daniel Schorn (AUT, 24), Paul Voss (GER, 27), Alex Wetterhall (SWE, 27)
Enrico Poitschke (GER, 43), Alex Sans Vega (ESP, 37)
This year the Vuelta a España will start with a team time trial in Vilanova de Arousa in northwestern Spain. The tour, which covers 3,319 kilometers, features a very demanding profile. By the finale in Madrid on September 15, the riders must complete another six flat stages, one individual time trial and 13 mountain stages.
The Vuelta a España is the second Grand Tour that the highest ranked German team will tackle. Last year at the Giro d’Italia the team pulled off two podium finishes and several top ten finishes, impressing with its active riding style.