Mauricio Ardila signed a new contract with the Rabobank Cycling Team that will keep him on the squad until the end of the 2008 season. Ardila joined Rabobank in 2006, the same year he won a stage in the Colombian Clasica de Uraba.
In the most recent edition of the Tour of Spain, which was won by Rabobank's Denis Menchov, the 28 year-old Columbian showed himself to be a dedicated and hard-working helper.
Team leader Erik Breukink spoke with praise of Ardila, "At the crucial moments in the race, Mauricio has proven to be important to his captain. In the Vuelta, he has been of great value to the whole team."