A new sponsor has come on board to make sure the Continental-ranked Equipo Euskadi will get to take part in this fall's two Tours of China.
Miguel Madariaga's outfit was invited to the two events some weeks ago, but the economical troubles engulfing the team had threatened to put paid to what would be the team's first foray into China.
Thanks to the support of AVIA and the members of the Fundación Ciclista Euskadi, the young riders will get to test themselves against top-class opposition in September.
"Honestly, I was worried we weren't going to be able to go, given the touch economic climate we find ourselves inn", Madariaga told the team's website. "That's why I value the support of AVIA so highly. Thanks to them, our dreams will be fulfilled.
"The way in which things are happening is not a good sign for the team's continuity, but the last thing we lose is hope", he continued. "To be able to see our dream of racing in China being fulfilled for 20 days is indescribable".