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Vacansoleil-DCM name long list

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Sergey LagutinVacansoleil-DCM has announced its long list for the upcoming Vuelta a España.

Two riders may make their grand tour debut, as neo pros Barry Markus and Wesley Kreder have been named on the 13-man squad.

"The group of riders is very motivated and all riders have a strong motivation to start in this race," sports director Aart Vierhouten explained. "With for example De Gendt still wanting to show something in 2013, Poels looking forward to follow-up on his Tour de France and Flecha eager to race to his hometown. For the team it is great to have Tomasz Marczynski [13th at 2012 Vuelta] back after a lot of injury [and] I believe we are ready for a great race."

The Vuelta a España starts on August 24.

Preselection: Johnny Hoogerland, Wesley Kreder, Barry Markus, Wout Poels, Lieuwe Westra, Thomas De Gendt, Willem Wauters, Frederik Veuchelen, Juan Antonio Flecha, Rafael Valls, Grega Bole, Tomasz Marczynski and Sergey Lagutin.