Sanchez extends contract to 2012

Eurosport - Sun, 08 Aug 14:55:00 2010

Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez has sign a contract extension with Euskaltel-Euskadi that will keep him at the Spanish team until 2012.

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Sanchez's fourth-place finish at July's Tour de France attracted interest from other teams but the Spaniard has committed his future to the Basque team.

“Euskaltel-Euskadi has been my team for all my career and to be honest I never imagined myself in another jersey, even though I had some very good offers,” said 32-year-old Sanchez, second at last year's Vuelta a Espana.

“I’m very happy to continue in the same set-up that gave me the opportunity to be a professional, I feel very emotionally attached to this project.

“I’m proud to wear this jersey. We’re hoping for two very intense years competing at the highest level of world cycling.”

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