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New Spanish continental team takes shape

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
December 09, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:02 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, December 9, 2008

A new ECP Continental Professional cycling project will be led by the ex-professional Melchor Mauri...

A new ECP Continental Professional cycling project will be led by the ex-professional Melchor Mauri and Domenec Carbonell, who directed the U23 Aluminis Sant Jordi squad in 2008. According to Biciciclismo, it will be sponsored by the Government of Andorra and will be registered in its state federation (Sprint Club Andorra), although managers are still negotiating with a company settled in the Pyrenean country. All the necessary documentation will be sent to the International Cycling Union (UCI) this week.

There are 11 riders signed to ride, five of whom will debut next season: Jaume Rovira, Carles Torrent, Ángel Vallejo, Raúl García de Mateos, Egoitz García, Francisco Javier Carrasco, Eduard Prades, Raúl García de Mateos, Aitor Aznar, Arnau Mendez and David de la Cruz.

Team management is negotiating with the local track specialist Sergi Escobar, who was racing for the defunct Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia team in 2007, as well as with the Ukrainian Dmitri Chuzdha (Oleg Chuzdha's brother), who comes from the U23 Cosaor team. (AS)

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