Beltrán happy at Liquigas

By Antonio J. Salmerón Former Discovery Channel climber Manuel Beltrán, who will ride in the bright...

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Former Discovery Channel climber Manuel Beltrán, who will ride in the bright green of Liquigas next season, is optimistic for a successful 2007 with the Italian squad. "They have great objectives for me in 2007, I will have the opportunity to compete in the Vuelta for the eleventh time as well as in the Tour, but I prefer to compete in the Giro," the Spaniard said.

Beltrán also thanked Discovery Channel for allowing him to move to Liquigas after three successful seasons as a domestique for Lance Armstrong.

At 36 years of age, Beltrán hopes to achieve good results in 2007, despite not claiming a professional victory since riding for the Banesto squad in 1999. Recently, Beltrán has taken part in his first training camp for Liquigas, "in which I have had the opportunity to know my new team-mates, and it has been a positive experience," he concluded.

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