By Antonio J. Salmerón
Spaniard Rodrigo García, who has raced for the Fuerteventura-Canarias in 2007, has signed today a contractual agreement with the new Pro-continental Extremadura-Spiuk until the end of 2008.
The 27 year-old from Madrid will confront his fourth professional year, having begun with the team Kaiku (2005 and 2006) and riding this season for Fuerteventura-Canarias. "It is a pleasure to be able to defend the aspirations of success of a cycling team born where I have lived since many years ago, so that I have to thank to Alfonso Rodriguez (manager and director) who has agreed to join me in this new project," García said to Cyclingnews.
García has achieved good results in his three professional seasons, highlighted by two stage wins in the Vuelta a Asturias in 2007 and a second place overall in the Vuelta a Andalucia in 2006.
García has high hopes for 2008, including one major goal: "to debut in the Vuelta a España in 2008". If this team is invited, it will be the first Grand Tour for García, who sent a clear message to Unipublic:: "I would like that the Vuelta's organizer would be generous with the Extremadura-Spiuk team".