One of team CSC's rising stars, Matti Breschel, has extended his contract with the team for two years.
"I'm very happy about that," Breschel said on www.feltet.dk/matti. "And the fact that it was a two-year contract is more than I could have wished for. Now, I don't have to stress about delivering results to get a new contract. Naturally, it shouldn't be a pretext for doing nothing, but it's definitely a [gift]. It's nice to know that Riis believes in me. It's great.
"There were a couple of other teams in consideration, but I'm very happy to be in Team CSC. I've found myself a nice spot in the team and have made some good friends."
Breschel broke his back in the early spring, which meant that he wasn't able to ride all the spring classics. The rider admitted that he had his doubts during his long recovery, "Of course, it was a little frustrating, 'cause you couldn't know what was going to happen with the new contract. You just lay there, unable to do anything,", he said.