If Equipo Euskadi does cease to exist, at least they're going out with a bang.
The Continental-ranked team has enjoyed a stellar season so far, something national sub-23 team boss Pascual Momparler naturally has noticed. Spain's team for the World Championships was today revealed, and Equipo Euskadi riders take up three of the five spots available.
Joining recent Tour de l'Avenir victor Rubén Fernández (Caja Rural) and national sub-23 road race champion Mario González (Cafés Baqué-Conservas Campos) in Italy will be Carlos Barbero, Haritz Orbe (pictured above as a young hopeful) and Mikel Iturria.
González and Iturria will also line up in the time trial.