Levi Leipheimer will make his European debut to the 2011 season at the Ruta del Sol in late February with RadioShack.
Race organizers confirmed Wednesday that Leipheimer will lead the squad in what will be the American team’s first appearance in the five-day race held across Spain’s Andalucía region, set this year for February 20-24.
Joining Leipheimer will be Haimar Zubeldia and Janez Brajkovic, who beat back Alberto Contador to win the Critérium du Dauphiné in June. Also lining up for the Shack will be Geoffrey Lequatre, Ivano Rovny and Dimitri Muravyev.
Last year’s edition of the race, also known as the Vuelta a Andalucía, was won by Michael Rogers.