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Xavier Tondo to Ride Giro d’Italia 2010

xavier tondo to ride giro d italia 2010   Xavier Tondo to Ride Giro dItalia 2010

Spanish climber Xavier Tondo will be joining teammate Carlos Sastre at the 2010 Giro d’Italia. “I am more than pleased with the planning that the team has laid out for me. And I am super-motivated for the Giro. I know I am going to the Giro with one objective: to work for Carlos Sastre. And that’s no problem at all for me, quite the contrary. For me, it’s an honor and even adds to the motivation,” says Tondo. Sastre won two stages of this year’s Giro, but with Tondo behind him next year, things should be different. 31-year-old Tondo is making the move to Cervélo Test Team after riding with small Spanish and Portuguese teams for the majority of his career. In 2007, Tondo won the Tour of Portugul, and captured the leader’s jersey at the Ruta del Sol last year. “We’ve already…

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Xavier Tondo Signs With Cervelo

xavier tondo signs with cervelo   Xavier Tondo Signs With Cervelo

31-year-old Spanish cyclist Xavier Tondo has signed with Cervelo for the 2010 season, joining five other Spaniards. Tondo has reportedly been linked to a deal with Astana, but Canadian-backed, Swiss-based Cervelo has confirmed Tondo’s signing. “It’s a dream come true. My principal goal for 2010 is to help Carlos Sastre in the mountains,” says Tondo. Tondo has a pretty impressive resume, winning the 2008 Tour of Portugul and the opening prologue of the Ruta del Sol. He was forced to withdraw from the Vuelta a Espana due to tendinitis. “We are pleased to sign Xavier because we are convinced that he can adapt perfectly to our team. Despite being 31, we are convinced that he can get even better. He had a great 2009 season, with six top-10s in weeklong stage races. He’s also very enthusiastic about how technology can be applied to the…

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