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Oscar Pereiro Returns to Tour Down Under with Astana

oscar pereiro returns to tour down under with astana   Oscar Pereiro Returns to Tour Down Under with Astana

32-year-old Oscar Pereiro will be part of Astana’s line-up in the Tour Down Under, which will begin next month. At the team’s first training camp in Pisa, Italy, the Spaniard said that he would return early in 2010 after a difficult year. “I raced at the Tour Down Under this year and the number of people watching the race really impressed me. It’s incredible, especially the opening criterium,” Pereiro says. He has yet to race after pulling out of the Tour early due to exhaustion. “The last years few years have been hard for me, I worked really hard to return after the crash at the 2008 Tour. I was too tired at this year’s Tour, in both my mind and my body. I didn’t like cycling at that point. But after three months at home I started to think, ‘Cycling is my life’ and…

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Oscar Pereiro Signs With Astana After All

oscar pereiro signs with astana after all   Oscar Pereiro Signs With Astana After All

It seems as if Spaniard Oscar Pereiro may not be retiring after all, despite suggesting so over the weekend. He had said that the amount of money that Astana wanted to offer was too low. Whether they raised the amount or not, Pereiro ended up signing a one-year- contract with them. Now he will be able to ride alongside two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. Pereiro, the 2006 Tour winner, will be meeting with his new teammates on Wednesday in Pisa, Italy at training camp.

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Oscar Pereiro May Be Retiring

oscar pereiro may be retiring   Oscar Pereiro May Be Retiring

Oscar Pereiro’s plans to sign with Astana seem to have fallen through, and Pereiro says that he might be retiring. He had high hopes to ride alongside two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, but the amount of money that Astana wanted to offer Pereiro was too low. “I am a realist and when I won the Tour in 2006, I knew that I wasn’t going to win another one because I don’t have the quality that Alberto (Contador) has to try to win various grand tours. I know this is the end for me, but I did all that I could in cycling. It’s not something that’s sad. I am relaxed. I dream of going out or starting a new life,” Pereiro told La Voz de Galicia. “I didn’t hold a pistol to anyone’s head that they sign me. They called me and told…

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Oscar Pereiro Explains Reasons for Moving to Astana

oscar pereiro explains reasons for moving to astana   Oscar Pereiro Explains Reasons for Moving to Astana

Oscar Pereiro has recently gave an explanation behind his move to Astana for the 2010 season. The Spaniard basically said that he didn’t want to end his career in a “feed zone.” I don’t think that a rider who has won the Tour de France should retire in a feed zone but should find some other way of doing so.That’s why I’ve decided to take up the chance to ride for another year and quit when the time is right,” Pereiro tells the Galician newspaper El Progreso. He said that he committed to Astana two weeks ago, but was waiting to make it public until it was decided that Alberto Contador was staying with the team. “I’m not a rider who is going to be a candidate to win the Tour year after year. I am one of the best riders in the race as…

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Oscar Pereiro May Be Riding with Astana in 2010

oscar pereiro may be riding with astana in 2010   Oscar Pereiro May Be Riding with Astana in 2010

Oscar Pereiro, winner of the 2006 Tour de France, says that he will be racing with Astana in 2010. There is no official word yet, but he has told Radio Galega that “I’ve signed for one year. It’s going to be an important team.” Pereiro had a crash in 2008 that made his 2009 season rough, and he had to pull out of the Tour de France in the first week. Pereiro says that he considered an offer from QuickStep, but instead chose to go with Astana in hopes of riding with two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador.

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