A generational change coupled with four major teams folding triggers an exodus from the peloton, big names and small, willing and unwilling
The squad's exit leaves just two professional teams from Spain in the peloton
Tinkering with the course didn't make the Amstel Gold any more or less exciting. It was the riders who dictated the action
Two riders back from doping bans return to the pro ranks this week. Thomas Dekker lines up for the Tour of Portugal for the Chipotle
Basque squad Euskaltel-Euskadi plans to welcome back Mikel Astarloza to the team when his racing ban for EPO ends later this summer.
Euskaltel-Euskadi's Mikel Astarloza announces that he has been suspended for a positive doping control, but plans to appeal.