Karpets extends Katusha deal
Eurosport - Tue, 10 Aug 14:36:00 2010
Vladimir Karpets has signed a one-year contract extension with Team Katusha.
The 29-year-old's 13th place finish at the 2004 Tour de France was good enough to claim the young rider classification.
The Russian improved to 12th in 2009 but was forced to pull out of this year's race before stage nine through injury.
Team-mate Joaquim Rodriguez went on to win stage 12, outsprinting eventual champion Alberto Contador after breaking away from the bunch on the final climb to Mende, before securing eighth in the general classification come Paris.