The Tour de San Luis is not well known. Nevertheless is growing in status, with many pro and continental teams choosing to make the long trip to a different down under, almost at the same latitude as the Australian race. SaxoBank, Liquigas-Cannondale, OmegaPharma-QuickStep, AG2R-LaMondiale, Movistar, Andalucia, AndroniVenezuela, Caja Rural, Colnago-CSF Inox, Farnese-SelleItalia, Team NetApp, UnitedHealthCare, Christina Watches, and few other south American national teams. It's a good showcase of talent for riders who find it difficult to enter the European sphere for distance, money and infrastructure. The crowds at the presentations were enormous, one to rival any tour.