By Antonio J. Salmerón
Ezequiel Mosquera Míguez will lead Xacobeo-Galicia through to 2010, the Spanish squad announced today. It's hoped the rider will continue his strong results at the squad's home Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España.
"We have asked our chief sponsor, the Galician regional government, for extra funding to retain Ezequiel Mosquera," said team manager and director Alvaro Pino.
The team's efforts to secure Mosquera come after the rider put in a brilliant performance at this year's Tour of Spain. Mosquera finished the event in fourth place, having claimed fifth the previous year.
Securing Mosquera will assist Xacobeo-Galicia with its candidacy for the Vuelta a España. Mosquera's signing was announced at a ceremony yesterday where Pino thanked the sponsors for their extra efforts to ensure the rider remained with his squad.
Mosquera wasn't the only new signing through to 2010 for Pino's squad yesterday. Sponsor Xacobeo also announced it will extend its joint title sponsorship until 2010.