26 year-old Frenchman Christophe Le Mevel has extended his contract with Crédit Agricole for two more years, reports wielrensite.nl. Compatriots Rémi Pauriol and Yannick Talabardon have also had their contracts extended, with the former till 2008 and Talabardon until the end of next year.
Le Mevel's moment came on Stage 16 of the 2005 Giro d'Italia, while Pauriol won the young riders classification and the mountains classification in this year's Paris-Correze and Route du Sud respectively. Talabardon has so far won a trio of small one-day races, including Mi-Aout Bretonne, the Tour de Jura and Prix du Leon. All three riders will not be participating in the upcoming Vuelta a España.