Orbea have announced the six riders that will take part in the prestigious four-day Ronde de l'Isard starting this Thursday. The hilly stage-race in the the Pyrenees will see Mikel Landa, Jon Izagirre, Aritz Etxebarria, Ricardo García, Noel Martín and Jon Aberasturi fight to emulate last year's heroics, when Jonathan Castroviejo and Romain Sicard both grabbed a stage each. "Because of the parcours, it's a very hard race", Álex Díaz said. "In addition it'll be a new experience for us as it'll be the first time we'll ride without ear-pieces. We'll try to take control of the peloton and take our chances. We've got two strong climbers, Jon Izagirre and Mikel Landa, and both of them will have to take advantage of their good form. We'll do our best".