Franco Pellizotti his renewed his contract with Liquigas for two more seasons, the Italian team announced via press release on Friday. The 30 year-old Italian, who recently wore the maglia rosa at this year's Giro d'Italia, has been with Liquigas since 2005 and will now wear the green and blue colours through 2010.
"I didn't wait until the end of the season to decide and I haven't been waiting to hear about any other offers," said Pellizotti, who hails from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. "Being part of the team is like staying with my family. I've never had any doubts about my future."
Liquigas manager Roberto Amadio also announced that Alessandro Vanotti and Dario Cataldo have both signed two-year deals.