Carlos Castaño (Xacobeo-Galicia) has signed a contract with Kec Pro Sport, represented by Angel Edo. Kec Pro Sport manages professional athletes and has under contract riders like Haimar Zubeldia, José Joaquín Rojas, Pablo Lastras, Manuel Vázquez and Tino Zaballa.
Castaño, who hails from Madrid, is currently in his second season with Xacobeo-Galicia. He previously rode for Kaiku (2006) and Andalucía-Paul Versan (2005).
As an amateur Castaño raced both the track and on the road. His biggest success was the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens in the team pursuit. In 2005 he became Spanish champion in the individual pursuit.
He turned professional in 2005 and had a promising start, winning two stages in the Vuelta a Burgos and finishing third in the overall classification. His switch to Kaiku in 2006 saw him achieve further wins, notably in the Volta a Catalunya, a ProTour race.
Castaño had some health problems this year, but is now racing his second Vuelta a España and is hoping to take out a stage win.