Lithuanian rider Ignatas Konovalovas has extendeded his contract with the Cervélo TestTeam for an additional three years, meaning his tenure runs until December 2012.
Konovalovas sprung to prominence internationally when he won the final time trial of this year's Giro d'Italia; this contract renewal is confirmation that the team sees a bright future for the the 23-year-old.
"I feel really confident with the Cervélo TestTeam," said Konovalovas. "The team gives me an ideal platform to develop myself and my performances over the next years. I can also learn a lot from the experienced riders like Carlos Sastre and Thor Hushovd. I couldn't have it any better."
"We are pleased about the signing of Ignatas, who is definitely one of the most talented young time trial riders in professional cycling. Our goal together is it that he can develop his skills within a great team step by step and play a key role in time trials," said Cervélo TestTeam Managing Director Thomas Campana.