Contentpolis-Murcia will continue in 2009. The problems created through the pending budget decision have been solved. The main sponsor, the government of Murcia, has been able to react to the ultimatum of UCI, cycling's governing body. The Council of Tourism and Sport of the Government of Murcia has started the process of contract signings of all riders for 2009.
The team has sent all the pending paperwork to the UCI. The Spanish federation gives us its support to formalize its registration with the UCI as a professional continental squad.
Sources close to the local government informed Cyclingnews on the new development. "The UCI will receive all the necessary documents in the following hours." Murcia's government is committed to completing the budget. "The team will have the necessary economic resources to tackle the next season and also to aspire to race the Vuelta a España. This includes the biological passport programme", the source said.
The team will keep the co-sponsorship of AMPO Cooperative Society. The team will likely be named Murcia-AMPO and will count on 18 riders. The locals riders Eloy Teruel, Sergio Domínguez and Jesús Buendía were already on the team this year. Also returning are Adrián Palomares, Julián Sánchez Pimienta, Manuel Vázquez and Oleg Chuzhda. AMPO adds four Basque riders with Dionisio Galparsoro, Aitor Pérez, Mikel Gaztañaga and Gorka Izagirre.