Mauricio Soler, the “Columbian condor,” will be making the move to Caisse d’Epargne in 2010. He was a 2007 Tour de France stage winner, but his 2008 and 2009 seasons were plagued with injuries. Soler is hopeful that his move to Caisse will help him regain his confidence. “I am very happy to arrive at a team as important as Caisse d’Epargne. I hope to be at my best to give back something big to the team. I will have no problem working for (Alejandro) Valverde, everyone knows he’s one of the best riders in the world,” Soler said to Biciciclismo. He also says that riding with Caisse will help take pressure off of him. “They were two difficult years, especially for the injuries to my knee and hand. I had the pressure and responsibility of the team and it was very complicated to be tranquil. Now, there’s Valverde and many others who can share the load. This will allow me to prepare better and with more tranquility.,” Soler said. He plans on being back to normal for the Tour de France next year.
Via Velo News.