Bernabeu to lead the Fuerteventura-Canarias

Winning the third stage

Winning the third stage (Image credit: AFP)

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The former rider for the Communidad Valenciana team, David Bernabeu, has reached a contractual agreement with the new Spanish squad Fuerteventura-Canarias for the 2007. The team is sponsored by the Canarian Government and regional industralists, and will make its debut in February of 2007. David Bernabeu has several prestigious victories on his palmares, including the final GC of the 2004 Volta a Portugal and this year's Challenge Illes Balears, in addition to two stage wins.

In 2006, Bernabeu made the podium of the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valencia and the Vuelta a Murcia. The signing of Bernabeu makes him the leader of the Fuerteventura-Canarias for 2007, although the new Spanish pro-continental team still has some vacancies. Mikel Artetxe (3 Molinos Resort), Adrián Palomares (Kaiku), Manolo Lloret (Comunidad Valenciana), local rider Dailos Diaz, José Adrián Bonilla (Comunidad Valenciana) and the neo-professionals David Belda and Antonio Piedra are other members of the team. The squad will have 14 riders, and will dispute not only the Spanish calendar, but also the greater part of the European calendar.

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