Loïc Chetout will aim to put his name on an impressive list of winners in Wednesday's hill climb contest, the Subida a Altzo, in Gipuzkoa.
The 5,2km race against the clock between Alegia and the top of Altzo has been won by the likes of Unai Osa, Joseba Beloki, Andrey Amador and a certain Garikoitz Bravo in the past. Last year's race was taken out by the then all-conquering Arkaitz Durán.
Chetout will lead a Naturgas Energía quartet complemented by Óscar González, Alain González and Álvaro Trueba. The Frenchman claimed seventh last year.
Photo: Pascal Baudron