Pereiro has offer from Quick.Step

Oscar Pereiro, second in the 2006 Tour de France and possible eventual winner, has received a...

Oscar Pereiro, second in the 2006 Tour de France and possible eventual winner, has received a contract offer from team Quick.Step Innergetic according to the Spanish website AS.com. The 30 year-old's contract with Caisse d'Epargne runs through the 2008 season, but the new offer is said to be "very tempting," according to the Spanish site.

One reason for him to leave would be that the Spanish team is apparently rethinking its strategy of two leaders at the Tour (it went this year with Pereiro and Alejandro Valverde) and plans to take just one captain to the race next year.

Quick.Step had a very successful Tour, with four stage wins and the green jersey, and has current and former World Champions Paolo Bettini and Tom Boonen under contract but it doesn't have a candidate for the classification in the big races. Cyclingnews has contacted the team and a comment is pending.

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