By Antonio J. Salmerón
Spanish talent Beñat Intxausti has become into the first reinforcement for the continental squad Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia for 2007. The team is already working on next season's planning, although it could become a professional continental team in 2007.
Intxausti recently won the Avelino Camacho Memorial, one of the races of the Copa del Porvenir series. The young Basque rider is a good climber, although he is also the Euskadi time trial champion. In addition, he is part of the Spanish U23 selection that will dispute the World Championships this week in Salzburg.
The contract of Beñat Intxausti with Grupo Nicolas Mateos-Mateos is only for one season, although he has also signed a commitment with Saunier Duval-Prodir for 2008 through 2010.