Paolo Bettini will ride the coming two seasons (2007-2008) with the Quick.Step-Innergetic team. The Olympic Champion reached an agreement with team manager Patrick Lefevere on Thursday evening in Pontresina, where the team was staying for the Tour de Suisse.
"I'm very satisfied with the agreement we have reached," said Bettini. "Our choice to renew our agreement comes from the assurance that I'm still able to be protagonist, with precise technical guarantees and with a group of people and sponsors with which I have shared all the great successes of my career."
Team manager Lefevere commented, "We have still wanted Paolo, because he is for a long time one of the pillars of the team, a man on which we can count on. He is the Olympic Champion, and after Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Giro d’Italia, we are sure that also in the future he will be able to give us great successes."