Ahead of yesterday's Clásica de San Sebastián, the riders were told they're free to look for a new employer.
The lack of funding from the public institutions in the Basque Country is likely to put an end to the team after the current season. To secure the riders' futures, they've been given permission to start talks with other teams, reports Deia. The official "transfer market" opens on Thursday August the 1st.
Mikel Nieve is, according to some sources, close to agreeing a deal with Alberto Contador and co. over at Saxo-Tinkoff, while others claim he's on Movistar's radar. Also Ion Izagirre and Mikel Landa are reportedly on Eusebio Unzué's wish list.
Star duo Igor Antón and Samuel Sánchez, though, are said to have given their word to team boss Igor González de Galdeano to wait for as long as possible before signing for a rival team.