Cunego renews contract with Lampre-NGC

Damiano Cunego renews contracts, stays with Lampre-NGC through 2010

Italian Damiano Cunego renewed his contract with Lampre-NGC yesterday for the 2010 season. Team Manager Giuseppe Saronni said Cunego will continue the contract he started with the team in 2005, according to RCD.

Cunego finished second at the World Championships, won Amstel Gold and his third Giro di Lombardia last year. He won the 2004 Giro d'Italia and the young rider classification at the 2006 Tour de France.

This season, he won two stages and the overall of Coppe & Bartali and finished in the top ten of all three Ardennes Classics. He is currently racing the Vuelta a España and preparing to lead the Italian team at the Worlds.

Cunego, 27, turned professional in 2002 and joined Lampre in 2005.

Lampre-NGC also signed Under 23 time trail World Champion, Adriano Malori, Alfredo Balloni, Enrico Magazzini and Diego Ulissi.

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