UCI Pro Continental
The team survived by the skin of its teeth last year after sponsor Barloworld almost pulled out following Moses Duenas? positive test at the Tour de France.
Thankfully, the South Africa-based brand management company were talked round and the 16-strong squad fight on. Where they get to fight is another matter: Grand Tour invites will be hard to come by, so the British-registered team will need to make a good impression early on.
Robbie Hunter can be relied upon for a few sprint wins, while former Tour de France polka dot jersey winner Juan Maricio Soler will be looking for better form after a nightmare 2008.
Big things are expected of Steve Cummings after a winter losing upper body bulk gained from track training. Keep an eye out for fellow Brits Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.
Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo
Paolo Longo Borghini
Juan Mauricio Soler Hernández