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Mauricio Soler Goes to Caisse d’Epargne in 2010

mauricio soler goes to caisse d epargne in 2010   Mauricio Soler Goes to Caisse dEpargne in 2010

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…

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Alejandro Valverde Will Race Tour Down Under

alejandro valverde will race tour down under   Alejandro Valverde Will Race Tour Down Under

Australia’s Tour Down Under is not going to be lacking star power at all in 2010. Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans will be joined by Spaniard Alejandro Valverde. Valverde, this year’s Vuelta winner, will be joined by his Caisse d’Epargne teammates Luis Leon Sanchez, Jose Rojas, and team manager Neil Stephens. “There are a lot of riders in this Caisse d’Epargne team who could do well at our race in January. Rojas was impressive here in 2009, winning the Cycle Instead Young Rider Jersey and finishing third in the GC. Rojas will certainly be one to watch in 2010,” says Mike Turtur, director for the Tour Down Under. “Caisse d’Epargne is bringing an impressively strong team with them to Adelaide. With the likes of Valverde, Sánchez and Gutierrez it’s got the calibre of a Grand Tour team. There will now be three Grand Tour…

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Caisse d’Epargne Signs Ruben Plaza

caisse d epargne signs ruben plaza   Caisse dEpargne Signs Ruben Plaza

Caisse d’Epargne has signed Ruben Plaza for the 2010 season. The Spanish champion has been tied to the Operacion Puerto doping scandal, but has eventually been cleared by a Spanish judge. Plaza was initially signed to Caisse back in 2007, but they dropped him because several of the race organizers didn’t want Puerto riders at their events. He’s been unable to find a major team, and has been racing in Portugal for the past two years. The 29-year-old is now getting a second chance with Caisse, and is joining Alejandro Valverde, another Puerto cyclist. The 27-man team will be meeting for their first training camp next week in Pamplona.

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Juan Jose Cobo Joins Caisse d’Epargne for 2010

juan jose cobo joins caisse d epargne for 2010   Juan Jose Cobo Joins Caisse dEpargne for 2010

Juan Jose Cobo, a Spanish cyclist who has won stages at the Vuelta a Espana and Vuelta a Castilla y Leon this year, signs to the French-backed Caisse d’Epargne for 2010. The 28-year-old will join the ranks of several other veteran Spanish cyclists. Some other talent that will be joining the team this year are former King of the Mountains winner Juan Manuel Soler, Marzio Bruseghin, and Christophe Moreau. Check back for more updates about Cobo and Caisse d’Epargne!

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