The migration from Team Discovery Channel to Team Astana continues, with Jose Luis 'Chechu' Rubiera being the latest to make the move. According to chechurubiero.info, the Spaniard has just signed a one-year deal with the Kazakh sponsored team. "I spoke to Johan [Bruyneel] yesterday, and signed the deal," he told the website. "I am very excited. I will start training again today. The training camp is in December, in Valencia."
At the new Astana team, the 34 year-old will join manager Johan Bruyneel and directeurs sportif Sean Yates and Viatcheslav Ekimov, as well as former Discovery team-mates Alberto Contador, Levi Leipheimer, Jani Brajkovic, Benjamin Noval, Sergio Paulinho and Tomas Vaitkus. Rubiera had been waiting a long time to get a contract for next season, fearing he would remain jobless.