Basso, CSC extend until 2009

A happy CSC team manager Bjarne Riis was able to announce today that his star rider, Ivan Basso, and his main sponsor, CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), have extended their contracts with him until 2009. CSC Global, based in El Segundo, California, has been reveiwing a four year deal with Riis Cycling to step up the level of sponsorship of the team, which includes signing Ivan Basso to a major 2 million a year contract that will keep the talented Italian under CSC colours for the next four years.

"Both personally and on behalf of the team I am very happy that the sponsorship agreement has now been finalized," said Riis. "Our partnership with CSC gives us the perfect foundation to create the absolute best team in the world. Now we have the right perspective for the future, and this gives us unique possibilities to develop in the right direction. We have come far in the last couple of seasons, and no one should have any doubts, that our ambitions are sky high!"

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1