It was reported last week that the Ermua-Orbea rider would have to skip the worlds after the RFEC opted against paying for the riders' travel expenses. But now, less than two weeks before the race, his home town has come to his rescue.
The town council of Ermua has, according to BiciCiclismo, decided to chip in economically, allowing the former Euskaltel rider to test himself against the very best in the business.
The worlds will be held on Sunday the third of February.
Photo: Iñaki Azanza