By Antonio J. Salmerón
New Spanish Pro Continental team Karpin Galicia, directed by Álvaro Pino, has reached a contractual agreement with Santos Gónzalez for the 2007 season. In addition to González, the team will also incorporate David Herrero (ex-Euskaltel-Euskadi), Carlos Castaño (Kaiku) and Gaizka Lasa.
González led the 3 Molinos Resort team this season, but now returns to Pino, who was his director at Phonak and Kelme-Costa Blanca. "He must contribute his maturity to the new members. I think that Santos González is going to be a very important rider for us," said Pino.
"Carlos Castaño is a very good rider in the race against the clock, but also is a good sprinter in finishes with a small group, as is David Herrero. On the other hand, Gaizka Lasa, 24 years old, has only signed for one season, although Pino is counting on "great satisfaction" with his latest draft.
After these four signings, the Karpin Galicia roster for next year numbers 14.