Daniele Bennati has signed a two-year contract with Liquigas, until the end of the 2010 season. Bennati won six races last year and had several podium spots as well. He won three stages in the 2008 Giro d'Italia.
Team Manager Roberto Amadio and Bennati quickly came to terms about the contract. "We're really satisfied with this agreement achieved in short time. Daniele is an excellent rider and represents the value of our team in the best way; [he shows] sportsmanship, competitiveness, seriousness and dedication," said Amadio.
Bennati was also satisfied with the deal. "I'm proud to wear the Liquigas jersey again, for one of the best teams in the world and, for sure, the first in Italy. I find it well organised, so I can work seriously and with the maximum serenity. The team supports me without obsessions of results and this is ideal for me," said Bennati
Today Bennati will leave to Spain for a training period with his teammates. From February 8 he will race in the Challenge de Mallorca. "The physical problems I suffered during last year are memories and now I can train consistently. The best form is far away but for March I want be really competitive."