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Chacón close to signing with Andalucia-Paul Versan

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Cycling News
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October 12, 2006, 1:00 BST,
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April 20, 2009, 23:31 BST
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Latest Cycling News for October 12, 2006

By Antonio J. Salmerón Next week, Spaniard Javier Chacón will meet with Antonio Cabello, general...

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Next week, Spaniard Javier Chacón will meet with Antonio Cabello, general manager of professional team Andalucia-Paul Versan in order to specify the contractual details for the next two seasons, with an option for a third.

The Spanish national Under-23 time trial champion also has shown interest in Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia, but he has ended up giving preference to the Andalusian professional squad, "because they have demonstrated more persistence for me and offered me greater guarantees," said Chacón.

First, Chacón will pass through the amateur version of Andalucia-Paul Versan, and by the middle of the next season he will have his opportunity in the professional setup. "I am very satisfied with this decision, because there are not many opportunities like this in Spain," Chacón told Cyclingnews.

Chacón raced with 3 Molinos Resort Murcia during 2006, but suffered from the team's mid-season withdrawal, which was when he signed for Andalucia-Paul Versan.

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