Basque ProTour squad Euskaltel Euskadi has announced the re-signing of Mikel Astarloza. The rider has re-signed with his home squad for another two years, seeing him stay in orange through to 2010.
"I'm very satisfied with the renewal of Mikel," said team manager Miguel Madariaga. "[He's] had a good season and is one of the major corridors for the future of the team. He has experience in professional racing and can provide many things to all in the team. He is a competitive cyclist and we can enjoy his services for two more years."
Astarloza was delighted with the announcement. "I'm very happy to continue two more years in my home team," he said. "I think to be in the Basque Euskaltel Euskadi team is special. Now I want to thank and repay the confidence shown by the team on the road. This year has been a year good for me, but I think I have room for improvement and I hope for further progress."