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SpiderTech signs Duggan from Liquigas

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Cycling News
Published:
August 17, 2012, 16:40 BST,
Updated:
August 17, 2012, 17:42 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, August 18, 2012
Timmy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale) arrives on the podium.

Timmy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale) arrives on the podium.

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American road champion swaps Italy for Canada

Team SpiderTech powered by C10 has signed US national road champion Timmy Duggan on a multiple-year contract from Liquigas-Cannondale.

The move comes on the back of the team’s title sponsor committing to the sport for a further three years in a bid to establish a WorldTour set up by 2014.

“I’m very excited to welcome Timmy aboard,” said Team SpiderTech owner and director Steve Bauer. “Timmy rides with panache which has earned him the respect of legions of fans around the world and his scrappy, exciting style aligns perfectly with our vision of winning races and drawing in new fans.”

Duggan, 29, rose through the ranks at TIAA-CREF before turning professional with Slipstream Sports. A move to Liquigas-Cannondale followed in 2011 and having spent the last two years on the Italian squad he has now moved back to North America.

However, 2012 has seen the American's career take off with a number of strong displays for Liquigas, no more so than his winning ride in the national road race earlier this year. He also raced the Olympic Games road race last month, escaping in the main break.

“I’m thrilled to join Team SpiderTech in 2013,” said Duggan. “I already know a bunch of the guys on the squad so it’s a comfortable move and this is a team that’s really on the way up. Steve (Bauer) has accomplished a lot at the highest level of the sport so for me there is no doubt about the team’s quality of leadership and passion for winning.”

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