Josef Benetseder has extended his contract with Team Volksbank-Corractec for one year, through 2009, the Austrian Professional Continental team announced Monday morning. Benetseder turned professional with Volksbank in 2007.
"I am happy to have another chance," the 25 year-old said. "In the current situation in cycling, it was not a certainty, but this was a sign that my performance has been recognized by the team."
In his fourth professional year the Austrian rider said that he will look to the Belgian Spring Classics, where he wants to "surprise a few people", and hopes to do well in the Austrian national championships. He is still waiting for his first professional win, but this year finished second in the Austrian Time Trial Championship.
"[He's] a talented rider with a healthy attitude," said team manager Thomas Kofler.
The Austrian team will be known as Vorarlberg-Corratec in the coming season.