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Moreno optimistic after debut

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
April 05, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:25 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, April 5, 2008

By Antonio J. Salmerón Last Sunday at the GP Llodio , Daniel Moreno debuted with his new team Caisse...

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Last Sunday at the GP Llodio, Daniel Moreno debuted with his new team Caisse d'Epargne after three and a half years racing with the Spanish team Relax-GAM. The 26 year-old has proven himself a climber, but he can sprint, too, as he demonstrated with his victory at the Escalada a Montjuich in Barcelona.

With the move, Moreno leaves behind three lengthy months of doubts about his professional future after the demise of Relax-Gam. "My feelings in Llodio were good, taking into mind that it was my first race this year. It was better than expected," he said. "I want to thank Eusebio Unzué for the opportunity given at Caisse d'Epargne – especially as the season is already underway. I want to do my work as well as possible, and also get some victories.

"I hardly know anything about my new team, but in the Gran Premio de Llodio, I witnessed the seriousness with which things are done here [on the team - ed.]"

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Moreno considered his schedule. "I still do not know my calendar for this season, except my next races will be the GP Miguel Indurain, the Gran Premio de Amorebieta and Paris-Camembert. It's obvious that I came to Caisse d'Epargne to work for my colleagues, and if I have any chance, I will take it."

The Spaniard does not expect to race in the Tour de France. "For this race, all things are already planned by Caisse d'Epargne, but I would like to race the Vuelta [a España], which would be my main goal. Last year I had a great performance. Apart from that, Moreno highlighted the Volta a Catalunya as another target race at which he'd like to do well.

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