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Napolitano extends with Katusha

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Cycling News
Published:
August 03, 2009, 15:36 BST,
Updated:
August 03, 2009, 16:50 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Danilo Napolitano of Team Katusha on the podium after his stage win in the Vuelta a Andalucía

Danilo Napolitano of Team Katusha on the podium after his stage win in the Vuelta a Andalucía

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Two more years for Sicilian sprinter

Italian sprinter Danilo Napolitano has extended his contract with Team Katusha through 2011, the team announced Monday. Team director Andrei Tchmil was satisfied with the Sicilian's performance this season.

Napolitano won four races this year - one stage each in the Ruta del Sol, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Settimana Coppi e Bartali and Tour of Luxembourg. He has also been the primary lead-out man for Robbie McEwen.

"He showed his quality and he was able to take the responsibility when it was needed," said Tchmil. "We also knew his good character and we appreciated it."

“I’m happy to renewal my contract with Team Katusha," said Napolitano. "I found a good team and thanks to it I was be able to get good results. I hope to continue to improve so I can thank them for the confidence they've shown."

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