Cycling - Five Movistar Team riders sign bumper deals

Five Movistar Team riders have extended their contracts following impressive performances throughout the 2013 season.

Cycling - Five Movistar Team riders sign bumper deals

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0627 - Tour de France: Team Movistar

Following the contract extensions of Pablo Lastras and Ruben Plaza, Movistar Team have struck deals with five further riders. Benat Intxausti, José Joaquín Rojas, Giovanni Visconti and brothers José and Jesus Herrada have agreed deals that will keep them with Eusebio Unzue’s Spanish team for at least two more years.

Jose Herrada has enjoyed his best season with the team this year, often one of their more consistent riders in the bigger races, while his brother Jesus, who has recently turned 23, is expected to go from strength to strength following an impressive championship in Bembibre.

Intxausti, who turned pro in 2007, has also been one of the standout riders this season after an astonishing Giro d’Italia – winning a stage and finishing 8th in the overall classification.

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