Italian Stefano Garzelli, winner of the 2000 Giro d'Italia, has re-signed with Italian Professional Continental Team Acqua & Sapone through 2010.
Thanks to the latest results Garzelli had many requests to change teams, confirmed Cyclingnews. "I'm satisfied with the last two years," Garzelli noted. He won two stages in the Giro del Trentino and two in the Vuelta Asturias this season.
Problems at the beginning of this year threatened Garzelli's desire to continue racing. Despite winning two stages in the 2007 Giro d'Italia – in Bergamo and Lienz – Garzelli and the Acqua & Sapone team were not invited to the 2008 edition.
Garzelli believes there will be a place for his team in the 2009 edition. "We are faithful," he continued. He reckoned that Acqua & Sapone is as certain to race next year's Giro d'Italia as any other team.
There were offers from ProTour teams and some team even wanted him to sign him for this year's Vuelta a España. Garzelli, like before the start of this year's Giro d'Italia, decided not to jump ships.